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Siemens signs $50M light rail vehicle contract

Posted on March 11, 2004

North County Transit District (NCTD) in Oceanside, Calif., signed a $50 million contract with Siemens Transportation Systems for the purchase of 12 diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail vehicles. The Siemens Desiro model DMUs, which will be delivered in 2006, are a cross between traditional heavy passenger rail and electrically propelled light rail transit. The low-emission diesel cars will be used on the NCTD's planned Sprinter rail project, which will connect the existing bus system as well as Coaster, Amtrak and Metrolink trains.

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