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Siemens to Build Light Rail Vehicles for Arizona

Urban transport company Phoenix Valley Metro Rail has ordered 11 new S70 light rail vehicles (LRV’s) from Siemens. The vehicles will operate in Phoenix, in the U.S. state of Arizona.

The order also includes an option for up to 67 additional vehicles.

Phoenix Light Rail Vechicles
Phoenix Light Rail By KINKISHARYO – Phoenix_Exterior_7417, CC BY 2.0

Modern Light Rail Vehicles

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

Valley Metro Rail Chair, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, said:

“Investment in transit is a major contributor to powering this nation’s ongoing economic growth, both locally and across the country”

“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.”

Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, CEO of Siemens Urban Transport, added:

“Phoenix is already the 18th city in North America to rely on light rail vehicles built by Siemens. Our modern vehicles offer riders a comfortable and safe journey on board. Siemens’ rapid transit systems offer cities throughout the world reliable solutions that are tailored to their specific needs”

Original article © Siemens.

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