SacRT unveils new Siemens low-floor trams
Posted on 7th May 2023 at 11:46
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has unveiled its new low-floor light-rail trains. They have purchased 28 new S7000 trains from Siemens Mobilty and have the option to puchase upto 76 more. They have already taken delivery of sex of the new low-floor trams and it is expected that SacRT will receive about two a month over the next few years.
These new low-floor vehicles feature better accessibility with wider doorways, wider aisles and special storgae areas for mobility devices and bicycles. Being low-floor means that passengers will not have to rely on using ramps to access and depart from the tram.
Before the trams can be ridden by pasengers, each one will have to undergo a rigorous testing regime. These tests will include electrical, braking and propulsion and each tram must operate fro a minimum of 1,000 miles without any major failure.
An image of one of SacTR's new Siemens Mobility trams (SacTR)
Tagged as: S7000, Siemens Mobility
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