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6/4/2019



Rail News: Mechanical

TriMet awards $80M fleet overhaul contract to Siemens Mobility


Siemens Mobility will overhaul 79 of TriMet’s Siemens SD660 light-rail vehicles, which are at mid-life.
Photo – TriMet Facebook

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Siemens Mobility has entered into a contract worth $80 million contract to overhaul part of the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon’s (TriMet) light-rail fleet. 

Siemens will overhaul 79 of TriMet’s Siemens SD660 light-rail vehicles, which are at mid-life. The work will allow the fleet to retain safety, performance and passenger comfort standards, according to a Siemens press release.

“This group of vehicles have been in service since the mid-to-late 1990's, and they’re still running strong,” said Michael Tyler, head of Siemens Mobility Rail Services in North America. “This mid-life overhaul not only provides the fleet with a face-lift, [it] adds current technology and functionality in order to improve the customer experience.”

Two pilot light-rail vehicles will be overhauled at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California. The remaining overhauls will occur at a new Siemens Mobility Rail Services facility in Clackamas, Oregon. 



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