Arva Industries Part of NJT River LINE Retrofit Project


St. Thomas, ON.

Arva Industries is using its railcar engineering expertise for a New Jersey Transit retrofit project. The company is engineering the incorporation of new power units into NJT’s River LINE passenger cars..

The project will upgrade the River LINE’s cars with Tier 4 Cummins QSX15 diesel engines.

NJT River LINE passenger railcar.


A January 10, 2020 NJT news release emphasized the reduced impact the new engines will have on the environment.

“Compared to the current engines, the Tier IV engines are expected to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions by at least 57 percent, and lower particulate matter (PM) by 90 percent. This will greatly reduce the impact of the River LINE on the local and global environment.”

The retrofit will also help extend the life of the River LINE’s cars. The current engines have been in service for 15 years, and have reached the end of their useful life.

Arva Director Kevin Spicer expects that the company’s involvement in the project will result in expanded opportunities. “Arva is great at designing around existing railway equipment,” he added.

For more information on the project, see New Jersey Transit’s news release; and for more on Arva Industries and its excellence in railcar design—for development and manufacturing of custom vehicles and retrofit of existing vehicles—visit