Home Rolling Stock and Components Biggest-ever light rail contract in the US: 175 new trams for San...

Biggest-ever light rail contract in the US: 175 new trams for San Francisco

San Francisco has placed a firm order for 175 new light rail vehicles for the city’s Muni transit system.

The $648 million order includes an option for a further 85 cars, making it Siemens’ biggest-ever light rail contract in the US.

It is the second high-profile train order for Siemens’ Sacramento factory in as many weeks.

Earlier this month, Siemens won the contract to build two dual-mode locomotives and four passenger cars for the Miami-West Palm Beach section of the planned north-south All Aboard Florida corridor.

San Francisco’s new modern trams, which will start to be delivered by the end of 2016, will be based on the S200 vehicles being supplied to Calgary.

San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee said: “Today, we are truly moving Muni forward.

“By expanding San Francisco’s light rail fleet, these new Siemens vehicles will make our city’s public transportation system more reliable, easier to maintain, and ready to meet the demands of a growing city.

“In addition, these new vehicles will be built right here in California, bringing jobs to our regional workforce.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

Dawlish to get new sea wall

Government funding of £80 million has been announced to provide a new sea wall at Dawlish that will improve protection both for the railway...

Unusual bridge strike closes one track of West Coast main line

An unusual bridge strike closed one track on the West Coast main line and caused a speed restriction to be imposed across...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

Major organisation changes at Network Rail

Network Rail has announced sweeping changes to its organisation following the completion of new chief executive Andrew Haines’ ‘100 Day Review’.

Danny Di Perna replaces Laurent Troger to head Bombardier Transportation

It’s all change at the top as Laurent Troger resigns as president of Bombardier Transportation to “pursue opportunities outside the company”. Danny...