Siemens Joint Order for LRV Light Rail Vehicles Sacramento and San Diego

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Siemens Joint Order for LRV Light Rail Vehicles Sacramento and San Diego

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:18 pm

Sacramento RT in negotiations with Siemens Mobility for up to 76 light-rail cars: SacBee.com
Sacramento Regional Transit, the capital region’s leading public transportation provider, is in negotiations with Germany-based transit conglomerate Siemens Mobility to acquire up to 76 light-rail cars.

RT spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez said the company is looking to initially purchase 23 light-rail cars through a joint procurement with San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System, with the first four cars being delivered potentially as soon as next spring.

Additional cars would be delivered in 2022, Gonzalez said.
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The purchase is part of RT’s light-rail modernization program, which involves acquiring new low-floor light-rail vehicles, converting stations to accommodate them and installing a passing track to allow for faster Folsom service.
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Re: Siemens Joint Order for LRV Light Rail Vehicles Sacramento and San Diego

Post by Joseph1 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:54 am

It appears that the Sacramento light rail system is going to be our sister system to the north. I wish them luck in becoming more like the Trolley.

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