July 31, 2013
Testing includes maximum speed runs, acceleration and braking, operating with Amtrak passenger coach cars attached and testing the overall performance capabilities of the locomotive.
May 20, 2013
Electric locomotives are being assembled in Siemens’ Sacramento, Calif., rail manufacturing plant powered by renewable energy, with parts built from its plants in Norwood, Ohio, Alpharetta, Ga., and Richland, Miss., and nearly 70 suppliers, representing more than 60 cities and 23 states.
August 15, 2012
The 11 locomotives, originally built by MotivePower about five years ago, will be equipped with new engines and propulsion systems that meet significantly higher environmental standards.
April 10, 2012
Modernizes and streamlines the FRA safety regulatory program for locomotives by consolidating existing regulations and addressing technological advancements.
January 12, 2012
Key actions planned in the new year are building the first units of 70 new electric locomotives and 130 new single-level long-distance cars, the national roll-out of eTicketing to all trains, and the further integration and advancement of Northeast Corridor planning efforts to improve the existing corridor and develop a high-capacity, next-generation high-speed rail system.
April 27, 2011
With this contract, Trenitalia has placed orders for a total of 688 E464 locomotives, 570 of which are already in successful commercial service. Delivery of the locomotives is scheduled for between 2012 and 2013.
February 7, 2011
The state-of-the-art diesel-electric locomotive, which burns less fuel and emits lower levels of nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbons, is one of two purchased from the Utah Transit Authority at a cost of $7 million.
January 12, 2011
The order is valued at approximately $485 million. The double-deck coaches and locomotives are scheduled to enter service at the end of 2013.
December 28, 2010
Delivery of the first locomotives is planned for July 2011, with all of the vehicles planned to be in service by November 2013. The contract totals approximately $157 million.
October 29, 2010
Per the $466 million contract, Siemens will build 70 electric locomotives for Amtrak's Northeast and Keystone Corridor lines as part of Amtrak's landmark fleet rejuvenation.
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