Siemens joins San Diego LRT extension project

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Mid-Coast Transit Constructors, the joint venture of Stacy and Witbeck, Herzog and Skanska building the San Diego Metropolitan Transportation System (MTS) 10.9-mile Mid-Coast Corridor light rail extension project, has selected Siemens Mobility to provide automation/signaling and traction power systems. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Siemens will be supplying overhead catenary and wayside power substations, as well as automated vehicle location and status and signaling technologies. The catenary and substations will convert AC power to DC.

This project expands Siemens’ existing work with MTS, which includes power and automation equipment throughout the existing system, in addition to 244 Sacramento, Calif.-built light rail vehicles purchased over the past 30 years, making MTS the company’s largest U.S. LRV customer.

“Siemens is thrilled to expand our partnership with MTS and San Diego, a region that has long-benefitted from both our rail infrastructure systems like electrification and automation, but also our Sacramento-built light rail vehicles that have been running for more than 35 years,” said Marsha Smith, Country Division Controller, Siemens Mobility. “Though riders can’t often see rail electrification and automation technologies in the same way they experience the LRVs themselves, these systems play an essential role in ensuring that trains are running on-time and, importantly, keeping passengers safe.”

The Mid-Coast Corridor is projected to open in January 2021, providing riders additional access into San Diego while reducing traffic congestion.




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