Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) has awarded Siemens Mobility a $100 million contract for 20 new light rail vehicles (LRVs), the first new order from Sacramento since the late 1980s, when SacRT ordered 36 U2A vehicles from Siemens Mobility.
The S700 low-floor LRVs will have low-level boarding at every doorway, a spacious seating design, and larger windows for better light and views. They will feature improved accessibility with wider aisles, built-in storage space for luggage and areas for bicycles. In addition, the vehicles aim to have improved performance and optimized availability provided by condition monitoring, remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance.
“This purchase is a major victory for SacRT and the Sacramento region,” said SacRT GM and CEO Henry Li. “We are committed to providing innovative mobility solutions in our region, and these new 20 low-floor light rail vehicles are another step forward.”
“We are pleased to help dynamic cities like Sacramento meet their mobility needs,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility. “Siemens Mobility is committed to delivering trains that enhance passenger experience, increase value sustainably over their lifecycle and improve availability. In addition, these new trains will have a strong link to the area they serve, since they will be manufactured locally right at our Sacramento plant.”