Phoenix’s Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority ordered 14 S700 light rail vehicles (LRV) from Siemens Mobility. The vehicles will be built at the Siemens Mobility facility in Sacramento, Calif.
Valley Metro previously ordered 11 light rail trains from Siemens Mobility in 2017.
“Additional light rail fleet supports our mission of connecting communities, especially as we close in on the 2024 completion date of South Central Extension/Downtown Hub,” said Scott Smith, Valley Metro CEO. “As our transit system grows, so must our fleet to accommodate new miles of service and additional riders across metro Phoenix.”
The S700 light rail trains offer a spacious interior, energy-efficient LED lighting, generous storage space for bicycles, and a powerful air conditioning system that ensures passenger comfort even when dealing with high outdoor temperatures. The improved performance and optimized availability of the trains is achieved with condition-based monitoring, data analytics, and predictive maintenance.