“This purchase is a major victory for SacRT and the
Sacramento region,” said SacRT General Manager and CEO Henry Li. “We are
committed to providing innovative mobility solutions in our region and these
new 20 low-floor light rail vehicles are another step forward.”
are pleased to help dynamic cities like Sacramento meet their mobility needs.
Siemens Mobility is committed to delivering trains that enhance passenger
experience, increase value sustainably over their lifecycle and improve
availability. In addition, these new trains will have a strong link to the area
they serve, since they will be manufactured locally right at our Sacramento
plant,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
The S700 low-floor
light rail vehicles will have low-level
boarding at every doorway, a spacious seating design, and larger windows
for better light and views. They will feature improved accessibility with
wider aisles, built-in storage space for luggage and areas
for bicycles. In addition, the vehicles will have improved performance and optimized
availability provided by condition monitoring,
remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance.