San Francisco completes first refurbished LRV

Posted on October 15, 2010

[IMAGE]SFMTA-2.jpg[/IMAGE]The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni), unveiled a refurbished light rail vehicle (LRV) that is part of the $56 million contract to rehabilitate 143 Breda LRVs.

The contract, awarded last September, is part of the LRV Doors and Steps Reconditioning Project, which allocates a total of $9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) economic stimulus funding to directly improve vehicle availability, service reliability and performance by rehabilitating nearly all of Muni's LRVs.

The first completed LRV is currently being inspected by SFMTA personnel in order to ensure that all issues are addressed and that the rehabilitation of the remaining 142 vehicles is done correctly by AnsaldoBreda, the manufacturer.

The LRV Doors and Steps Reconditioning Project will rehabilitate several key systems on 143 of the SFMTA's Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs), to their original operating specifications. The scope of the project includes rebuilding the doors and steps system, the automatic couplers, the air supply units and the traction motors as well as replacing the articulation pins in the center of the vehicles and the articulation wire harnesses. This effort will maintain component life and improve vehicle reliability.


View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

LA Metro unveils new tunnel boring machine named Angeli

At the event Board Chair Fasana awarded TAP Cards to students who won contests to name the TBM and create an illustration for its tail shield.

Bombardier confirms progress on turnaround plan

The actions support the company’s efforts to build its earnings growth potential and highlight its focus on improving productivity, reducing costs, and optimizing its worldwide footprint to deliver increased value to customers and shareholders.

BYD enters mass transit market with low-cost train

The light rail technology is applicable to small and medium-sized cities, heavy traffic routes, CBD’s and routes connecting tourist attractions in large cities, according to the company.

MBTA forgives $839K in fines stemming from 2015 winter performance

According to the report, the company said that the forgiven fines regarded maintenance issues, and that the MBTA agreed to waive them amid evidence that maintenance workers were pulled from their regular jobs to help shovel off tracks and shorten delays.

Brookville set to deliver second QLine streetcar

Each red and white streetcar will seat 125 passengers and feature Wi-Fi, vertical bicycle racks, and an HVAC unit. M-1 officials said that its delivery schedule and testing remain on schedule, with track testing set to begin later this fall.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close