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Siemens and San Diego MTS Agree to US$205 Million Order

Posted on October 8, 2009

Siemens has received an order from San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) for the delivery of 57 S70 type light rail vehicles (LRV). This order is worth approximately US$205 million. These new LRVs will be completely built in the Siemens plant in Sacramento, USA. Deliveries will begin in 2011.

MTS is currently operating 134 Siemens-built LRVs in San Diego. The new vehicles are slated to replace part of the existing fleet on the city’s “Blue Line” and “Orange Line”. Both lines are being upgraded for the deployment of these new LRVs with funds for the civil work provided by the economic stimulus package based on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which includes approximately US$9 billion for the investment in public transit.

In San Diego, MTS operates a track network of 83 kilometers (over 50 miles) and a municipal bus system covering 95 bus routes. Last fiscal year, MTS was able to set a new record in the number of boardings in the region by carrying a total of 91 million passengers.

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