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The picture shows the Siemens-built light rail vehicle in San Francisco.
San Francisco is considered an especially environmentally friendly city. The urban environment is characterized by an extensive public transport system. In September 2014, San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars at a value of USD648 million. The order included an option for additional 85 cars. One year later, SFMTA exercised its option for another 40 light rail vehicles for the public mass transit network. This is one of the biggest orders for light rail cars ever placed in the USA. The trains are being built in the Siemens plant in Sacramento. Today, every third tram or light rail vehicle in the USA is made by Siemens.

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Siemens-built light rail vehicles ready to begin revenue service in San Francisco

In total, the company will deliver 219 light rail vehicles for San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Siemens' largest order for light rail cars placed in the U.S.

Siemens-built light rail vehicles ready to begin revenue service in San Francisco

The first Siemens-built light rail vehicle for San Francisco, U.S., entered revenue service. The new light rail vehicles will be built at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California.

Siemens-built light rail vehicles ready to begin revenue service in San Francisco

The new trains include features informed by public input including a new seating configuration, new interior color schemes, and new exterior design.

Behind the scenes look at Siemens plant

215 light rail vehicles of type S200 SF are being built in the Siemens plant in Sacramento. Customer is the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

Proven Technology by Siemens

The S200 light rail trains for San Francisco are based on Siemens' proven S70 model, of which more than 1,300 are currently operating in North America and other regios. The two-car articulated trains can handle grades of up to 9%, reach a speed of 80.5 km/h (50 mph) and can be flexibly combined into trains of up to five cars.

Shell construction of a light rail vehicle for San Francisco

215 light rail vehicles of type S200 SF are being built in the Siemens plant in Sacramento. Customer is the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

215 new light rail cars for San Francisco

In January 2017, the first production Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) of the 2015 cars based on Siemens' model S200 was delivered in San Francisco.

Presentation of the full-scale LRV model along San Francisco's iconic Embarcadero

In the picture (l-r): SFMTA's director of transit John Haley, President of Siemens US Rolling Stock Michael Cahill, SFMTA's director of transportation Edward Reiskin, and the Mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee.

Full-scale LRV model along San Francisco's iconic Embarcadero

As part of this partnership, Siemens and the SFMTA recently displayed a life-size model representing a section of the light rail vehicle along San Francisco's iconic Embarcadero. The full-scale model represents design features informed by public input gathered last fall, including a new seating configuration, new interior color schemes, new exterior design and a host of other features that will improve service for hundreds of thousands of daily riders. In January 2015, San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has ordered an additional 40 light rail cars from Siemens for its Muni transit system. Leveraging an option under the original 175 light rail vehicle (LRV) order signed in September 2014, the 40 additional vehicles are part of the biggest Siemens order ever for light rail cars placed in the U.S.

San Francisco orders 175 light rail cars from Siemens

San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars at a value of USD648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is this is one of the biggest orders for light rail cars ever placed in the USA. With this contract, Siemens secures its position as the U.S. market leader in this segment. Every third streetcar or light rail car operating in the USA today comes from Siemens. The trains will be built at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California, and the first cars are set to be delivered the end of 2016.
In the picture: One of 3 Siemens-proposed designs, one of which will be chosen by the SFMTA following public input.

San Francisco orders 175 light rail cars from Siemens

San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars at a value of USD648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is this is one of the biggest orders for light rail cars ever placed in the USA. With this contract, Siemens secures its position as the U.S. market leader in this segment. Every third streetcar or light rail car operating in the USA today comes from Siemens. The trains will be built at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California, and the first cars are set to be delivered the end of 2016.
In the picture: One of 2 Siemens-proposed interiors currently under consideration by the SFMTA.

San Francisco orders 175 light rail cars from Siemens

San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars at a value of USD648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is this is one of the biggest orders for light rail cars ever placed in the USA. With this contract, Siemens secures its position as the U.S. market leader in this segment. Every third streetcar or light rail car operating in the USA today comes from Siemens. The trains will be built at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California, and the first cars are set to be delivered the end of 2016.
In the picture: One of 2 Siemens-proposed interiors currently under consideration by the SFMTA.

San Francisco orders 175 light rail cars from Siemens

San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars at a value of USD648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is this is one of the biggest orders for light rail cars ever placed in the USA. With this contract, Siemens secures its position as the U.S. market leader in this segment. Every third streetcar or light rail car operating in the USA today comes from Siemens. The trains will be built at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California, and the first cars are set to be delivered the end of 2016.
In the picture: 3 Siemens-proposed designs, one of which will be chosen by the SFMTA following public input.

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Siemens New Light Rail Vehicle for San Francisco 

San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars at a value of USD648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is the biggest order for light rail cars ever placed in the USA. With this contract, Siemens secures its position as the U.S. market leader in this segment. Every third streetcar or light rail car operating in the USA today comes from Siemens. The trains will be built at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California, and will be delivered beginning in 2016.

Further Information

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Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (89) 636-24421

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