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3/15/2007



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Charlotte transit agency takes delivery of final light-rail vehicle


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Siemens Transportation Systems Inc. recently shipped the last of 16 light-rail vehicles to the Charlotte Area Transit System.

The cars will operate on the agency’s LYNX Blue Line, which is scheduled to open in fall. The 9.6-mile, 15-station line will run from downtown Charlotte, N.C., to Interstate 485.

The Siemens S70 light-rail vehicles can travel at speeds up to 65 mp. The 236-passenger-capacity cars were manufactured and assembled at the builders’ newly expanded manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif.


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