"Light rail systems play an essential role in helping cities to reduce congestion, spur economic development and manage population growth. We provide tailor-made transportation solutions for cities around the world which meet their needs," said Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, CEO of the Siemens Business Unit Urban Transport.
With these new trains Sound Transit is to continue to expand their fleet, accommodate its growing ridership and specifically serve the extension projects to Federal Way and downtown Redmond. The new vehicles will feature a sleek appearance with a more spacious interior with additional room for passengers and will further enhance the rider's experience through advance passenger information systems. Additionally, the vehicles will include extra space for luggage, hooks to store up to four bicycles per vehicle, and an energy efficient LED lighting system.
Siemens has an extensive transportation portfolio footprint in Seattle and the Washington State region including the light rail vehicles for Sound Transit, new California-built clean diesel-electric Charger locomotives that will soon be running on the Amtrak Cascades service, and traffic management software that intelligently syncs and manages Seattle's traffic systems to reduce congestion.
This press release and press photos are available at: www.siemens.com/press/S70-Seattle
For additional information about the Mobility Division, please see: www.siemens.com/mobility