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Portland order

TriMet, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, has ordered 21 type S70 low-floor light rail vehicles from Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) ready for service when the I-205/Portland Mall project opens in September 2009.

The new low-floor cars will have a streamlined look with larger windows and being single ended will have 12 more seats per car giving a seated capacity of 76. They will be built at the TS plant in Sacramento, California. The first vehicle is to be delivered in 2008. This order includes an option for three more S70 LRVs is worth some USD74 million and is the fourth successive order that Portland has placed with Siemens.

13 May 2006


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