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Siemens announced today that it has started a 15-year technical support and spare parts supply agreement with the U.S. passenger rail operator Amtrak for its 70 new Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives in operation on the Northeast Corridor. This is Siemens’ largest technical support contract for passenger locomotives to-date in the U.S. In 2010, Amtrak ordered 70 Amtrak Cities Sprinter electric locomotives from Siemens. The first locomotives are already in passenger service.
The 125-mph locomotives being serviced are manufactured at Siemens’ Sacramento CA plant. Siemens’ proven track record in more than 50 maintenance contracts around the world ensures reliability and availability along Amtrak’s most highly-traveled route, the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington DC.
As part of this agreement, Siemens technicians will be on-site at four locations (Boston, New York City, Wilmington DE and Washington DC) to provide technical expertise, spare parts and engineering support. These crews also will be utilizing Siemens remote monitoring, which analyzes data sent wirelessly from each locomotive and enables proactive condition-based maintenance.
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