Siemens Mobility to Deliver Additional LRVs to Sacramento

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has ordered an additional eight S700 low-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs) from Siemens Mobility.

This order builds on the operator’s initial purchase of 20 S700 LRVs in 2020, followed by eight more in 2021. The total number of vehicles on order from Siemens Mobility now stands at 36.

36 total S700 LRVs are currently on order from Siemens Mobility
36 total S700 LRVs are currently on order from Siemens Mobility

17 of the ordered units have already been delivered to SacRT’s light rail facility in north Sacramento, where they are undergoing rigorous testing procedures.

They will then enter service on the city’s Gold Line by summer 2024 to help modernise its passenger rail network.

Michael Cahill, President of Siemens Mobility in North America said:

“SacRT’s order of eight additional S700 LRVs is a testament to our shared dedication to providing trains that elevate the passenger experience, promote long-term sustainability, and enhance operational availability.

“These trains will share a close connection with the region they serve, as they will be locally manufactured at our Siemens Mobility facility in Sacramento, continuing to enhance the long legacy of building light rail vehicles in Florin Park. We are excited to help make our hometown of Sacramento more accessible and connected and are grateful to SacRT for their continued partnership in this exciting endeavour.”

The new S700 low-floor LRVs will feature low-level boarding, a spacious seating design, larger windows and improved accessibility with wider aisles.

In addition, the vehicles will benefit from improved performance and optimised availability thanks to condition monitoring, remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance technologies.

SacRT General Manger/CEO Henry Li said:

“These state-of-the-art trains not only signify our commitment to providing efficient and modern mobility solutions but also reflect our dedication to serving the community equitably. This investment will not only improve the quality of travel for our passengers but also contribute to a more sustainable future for the Sacramento region.”

The units are being manufactured locally at Siemens’ plant in Sacramento, California.

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