USA: Siemens Mobility to Deliver 14 S700 Light Rail Vehicles to Phoenix

The Valley Metro Regional Public Transport Authority has ordered 14 S700 light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility.

A Siemens Mobility S700 light rail vehicle for Valley Metro, Phoenix

A Siemens Mobility S700 light rail vehicle for Valley Metro, Phoenix

These trains will run on the rail network in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. Siemens Mobility will build them in Sacramento, California. This is the second time the Valley Metro Regional Public Transport Authority has ordered light trail vehicles, having previously ordered 12 units in 2017.

Scott Smith, CEO, Valley Metro, said:

“Additional light rail fleet supports our mission of connecting communities, especially as we close in on the 2024 completion date of South Central Extension / Downtown Hub.

“As our transit system grows, so must our fleet to accommodate new miles of service and additional riders across metro Phoenix.”

 

The S700 trains are spacious with energy-efficient LED lighting. There is space for bicycles and powerful air-conditioning. Condition-based monitoring, data analytics and predictive maintenance all help maximise the trains’ availability and performance.

Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock, Siemens Mobility, said:

“Phoenix is currently the fifth-largest city in the US and is continuing to grow steadily. As urbanization accelerates, sustainable transport systems are becoming more important than ever – and we very much welcome Valley Metro's decision to expand the city's public transportation system.”

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