Siemens Mobility has won $ 3.4 billion worth of contracts from Amtrak and the National Rail Passenger Corporation to design, manufacture and technically support 73 multi-powered trains in the United States.
The contract includes options for up to 140 additional trains, as well as additional maintenance contracts.
These new trains cross a number of northeastern corridors and state-sponsored routes, including Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina.
Amtrak expects passengers to exceed 1.5 million annually with new trains that reduce travel time and expand capacity.
This order is part of Amtrak’s $ 7.3 billion investment covering equipment acquisition, long-term parts supply and service contracts, facility changes, upgrades, and other program spending.
Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn said: “These new trains reshape the future of rail travel by replacing aging cars 40-50 years ago with the latest American-made equipment.
“This investment is essential to sustaining North-East and state-backed services in the future, enabling our customers to travel comfortably and safely while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.”
The two companies have also signed long-term service contracts for technical support, spare parts, and material supplies.
As part of the deal, Amtrak will receive dual power and hybrid battery trains.
The first train will be supplied in 2024, and testing of the first venture hybrid battery train of its kind will begin in 2025.
From 2024 to 2030, trains on the Northeast Corridor and state-sponsored routes will be delivered to Amtrak.
It is equipped with remote monitoring, wireless communication, and fully integrated digital diagnostics for increased reliability.
Using a multi-power system also helps to minimize emissions compared to current fleets.
Siemens Mobility said in a statement: “The latest trains feature more comfortable seating, individual power outlets and USB ports, onboard Wifi, enhanced lighting and panoramic windows, a more modern food service experience including self-service options, and states. -State-of-the-art customer travel information, digital seat reservation system, navigation display system. ”
The new train will be manufactured at Siemens Mobility’s North American rail manufacturing facility in California.
last month, Paris Bus Group Unit Paribus Rail Investment Management has signed a framework purchase and full service agreement with Siemens Mobility for up to 30 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives.
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