VAKTRAK - New York vacuum trains, USA

VAKTRAK - New York vacuum trains, USA

A second VAKTRAK has recently been delivered to New York, United States. 

This second vacuum train is part of the MTA New York City Transit Authority awarded contract for three new trains to keep New York City Subway tracks clear.

+ First VAKTRAK delivered halfway through 2018,

+ A third VAKTRAK to be delivered in April 2019.

Since the first train began to operate last summer, delays caused by debris, smoke and fire have already fallen by more than half!


The VAKTRAK in numbers:

600 horse power

14 cubic yards debris capacity

5 to 10 MPH speed during cleaning operations

Eco-friendly TIER IV Final engine

One single pass to clean a station