Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Phoenix orders Siemens LRVs

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Phoenix Valley Metro Rail has ordered 11 new S70 light rail vehicles from Siemens.
The order also includes an option for up to 67 additional vehicles, Siemens Urban Transport of Munich announced.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

The new vehicles offer a larger interior than previous cars, energy-efficient LED lighting, and heavy-duty air conditioning systems. The cars for Valley Metro will be built at Siemens' manufacturing plant in Sacramento, Calif.

"Investment in transit is a major contributor to powering this nation's ongoing economic growth, both locally and across the country," said Valley Metro Rail Chair, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. "We look forward to successful collaboration and partnership with Siemens who plays a critical role in the expansion of our Valley's light rail system."

Siemens said Phoenix is the 18th city in North America to order its light rail vehicles.

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