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Siemens Mobility awarded order for 26 Light Rail Vehicles by Portland’s TriMet

Importantly, TriMet has opted to install the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) framework to what will now be their Type 6 vehicle, ensuring that the latest rail digitalization capabilities are applied for increasing efficiencies in operations and maintenance, increasing value sustainably over their lifecycle, and ultimately resulting in peak economic and passenger experience. 
"Retiring our older rail vehicles with stairs and replacing them with these new vehicles will mean the entire MAX Light Rail fleet will be all low-floor, better meeting ADA standards and creating a better experience for all riders, no matter their physical abilities," said TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey. "These new vehicles also are a critical part of our making transit better efforts and will make the light rail system more efficient and more reliable for our customers."
"For more than 20 years, our relationship with TriMet has continued to grow as we have co-created their fleets. From first developing their Type 2 fleet - North America's first low-floor light rail vehicles – to today's S700 low-floor vehicles, we are working together to ensure that Portland's passengers have sustainable, efficient and enjoyable commutes," said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.  
The S700 cars are the latest advancement of the S70 low-floor vehicle platform designed and manufactured by Siemens Mobility at its solar-powered North in Sacramento, California. They are characterized by an open and spacious low-floor interior. The wide aisleway will make the vehicle much easier to traverse into and around for passengers, bicycles and wheelchairs, improving passenger experience. There are also energy efficiency features like LED lighting, which not only utilize less energy, but also last longer. 
Siemens Mobility is the market leader for Light Rail Vehicles in North America with more than 1800 LRVs ordered.  Siemens Mobility designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens Mobility is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Denver, Baltimore, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Houston, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, St. Louis, Atlanta and Charlotte.

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Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, the former Siemens Mobility Division posted revenue of €8.8 billion and had around 34,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:
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Kara Evanko

Siemens Mobility GmbH

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