Siemens is committed to delivering safe, reliable and efficient rail vehicles built in the U.S. As an international leader, Siemens combines all the expertise necessary to provide rolling stock and sustainable solutions in all areas of rail transportation. The rolling stock portfolio covers the full range of vehicles – including locomotives and high-speed rail. Siemens has experience in the areas of local, long-distance and logistical transport to provide environmentally friendly rail solutions.
Siemens is the market leader in light rail vehicles (LRV) in North America, having built more than 1,000 rail vehicles for 17 cities in the U.S. and Canada. One out of every three light rail vehicles in North America is a Siemens vehicle.
Siemens innovation provided the first low-floor light-rail vehicles to the U.S. when it delivered Portland’s S70 low-floor LRV in 1998. The low-floor design enhances operational efficiency and accommodates those with impaired mobility. In 2013, Siemens introduced the new S200 high-floor light rail vehicle – a hybrid creation combining industry leading innovations with the best elements from both of our successful SD160 high-floor and S70 low-floor light rail platforms.
Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives operating on the Northeast and Keystone Corridors are a technologically advanced piece of rail equipment with a top speed of 125 mph. The ACS-64 is also energy efficient. It will regenerate energy while braking, feeding the energy back into the power grid and making it at least 10 percent more energy efficient than conventional locomotives.
The Charger diesel- electric locomotives are in operation across the U.S.as part of a multistate procurement involving the Departments of Transportation from Illinois, California, Michigan, Washington and Missouri. They are also serving South Florida pulling the Siemens-built trainsets for Brightline. The lightweight, high-performance locomotive ensures reliability for the customer, and passengers will experience quieter, more efficient and cleaner operation with improved travel times.
Riders will enjoy new levels of comfort and convenience along with the latest amenities. Our passenger coaches feature spacious interiors and flexibility for multiple configurations of economy, business, and café cars. Integrated crash energy management provides next generation safety.
Passenger coaches comply with current and anticipated accessibility requirements and feature design enhancements that improve convenience for younger and older riders and ensuring ADA compliance.
Interiors provide flexibility to suit multiple configurations, ranging from coach economy seating for up to 70 passengers to café cars with lounge seating that still maintain up to 28 revenue seats.