Siemens Mobility awarded service contract for rail vehicles in San Diego

Siemens Mobility will support NCTD’s fleet of 12 DMU vehicles that service Northern San Diego, optimising the maintenance and availability of the fleet.

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Siemens Mobility has been awarded a 12-year Technical Support Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) contract by North County Transit District (NCTD) in San Diego, California for their fleet of Siemens Sprinter Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) vehicles. With a value of $80 million, the contract includes base services for the 12-year term with a 3-year option to be performed on a task order basis if executed. These Sprinter DMU vehicles have been in revenue service since 2008.

“NCTD is excited about this agreement with Siemens which complements a similar agreement with Siemens for our Tier IV locomotive fleet,” Matthew Tucker, Chief Executive Officer for NCTD, said. “The two technical services and material agreements with Siemens supports NCTD’s Zero Delay emphasis and will allow NCTD to advance the implementation of a world class rail operations as we insource commuter and hybrid rail operations and maintenance.”

“The US is one of our core markets and we are proud to partner with NCTD on their modernisation efforts,” Johannes Emmelheinz, CEO of Customer Services at Siemens Mobility, said. “Our comprehensive and state-of-the-art supply, support, and maintenance services will help them improve operations by increasing the reliability and availability of their rail systems, which will ultimately enhance the passenger experience and support passenger growth in the years ahead.”

Under the terms of the contract, Siemens Mobility will provide full-time on-site employees for technical expertise, materials management, project management and engineering support. Siemens Mobility will also provide CorMap services, a digital Maintenance Equipment Asset Management System, to all vehicles in the NCTD rolling stock fleet including bi-level coaches, charger locomotives and the sprinter DMU vehicles. CorMap supports the rolling stock fleet to optimise and reduce maintenance costs by improving data quality while increasing fleet reliability and availability.

As part of this agreement, NCTD’s Siemens DMU fleet will have a wide network of available support including direct, immediate connections to support from local and national Siemens Mobility depots, as well as its corporate services headquarters and plant in Sacramento. NCTD will also have access to Siemens’ exclusive global support network for purchasing, engineering and maintenance innovation.

 NCTD is one of more than 35 transit agencies across North America benefiting from Siemens Mobility’s portfolio of rail vehicles, locomotives, components, and automation systems. American cities also rely on Siemens Mobility to provide traction-power substations and electricity transmission, as well as signalling and control technology for freight and passenger rail and transit systems.