Amtrak names Siemens Mobility as preferred bidder for manufacture contract
Following the launch of a competitive procurement in January 2019, Siemens Mobility has been selected as the preferred bidder to manufacture a new fleet for Amtrak.
After a competitive procurement launched in January 2019, Amtrak has identified California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. (Siemens) as the preferred bidder to manufacture a new fleet of 83 Intercity Trainsets (ICTs), which will provide dual power in many instances and modern rail amenities to better serve all Amtrak customers.
The ICTs will operate on the Northeast Corridor, Palmetto and various state-supported routes and will replace the current Amfleet I, Metroliner cab and Cascades service fleets. Accompanying the contract to manufacture the trainsets will be a long-term service agreement for technical support, spares and material supply.
“This new state-of-the-art equipment will not only provide Amtrak customers with an enjoyable and efficient travel experience, it will also enable us to improve safety, increase passenger capacity and reduce carbon emissions,” said Amtrak‘s CEO, Bill Flynn.
Amtrak has targeted summer 2021 for contract execution and notice to proceed and will spend the time between April 2021 and then continuing negotiations with Siemens for this generational procurement.