Wabtec Corporation has signed a contract valued at about $34 million to provide components for 473 subway cars being supplied by Kawasaki to MTA New York City Transit.

The cars are scheduled to be delivered in 2013-15.

Wabtec will provide the rakes, couplers and current collectors, door operators and event recorders.

Of the 473 cars, 103 will be new, with the remaining 370 to be upgraded from existing vehicles.

“This is a significant project to expand and modernize a portion of the subway car fleet in New York City, and we’re pleased to play an important role,” said Albert J. Neupaver, president and chief executive officer of Wabtec.