February 5, 2019 - masstransitmag.com -

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County for 14 light rail vehicles that will operate in Houston, Texas. This marks Houston METRO’s third order for Siemens Mobility vehicles, which will bring the total number in Houston to 51. The S70 low-floor light rail vehicles will supplement the vehicles currently servicing the city’s three light-rail lines, which account for nearly two million trips per month. This will ensure the system’s reliability, efficiency and passenger experience.

“Our light rail vehicles are built on standard platforms that can be customized to meet the unique needs of cities across the continent. In the case of Houston, not only will the zero emission vehicles help the city reach its sustainability goals, but it will also ensure that tomorrow’s residents will be able to easily access downtown and business districts with reliable and comfortable service,” stated Michael Cahill, president of Siemens Rolling Stock in the U.S.

Read more: https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/vehicles/press-release/21056167/siemens-mobility-division-houston-orders-14-light-rail-vehicles-to-meet-future-ridership-needs