SF Mayor Tours Plant Where New Muni Light Rail Cars Are Manufactured
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SF Mayor Tours Plant Where New Muni Light Rail Cars Are Manufactured

September 15, 2019

BEING BUILT HERE IN CALIFORNIA. KPIX 5 REPORTER DON FORD TAGGED ALONG WITH MAYOR ED LEE TO TOUR THE PLANT. Nats (Welder) ITS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. BRAND NEW SAN FRANCISCO MUNI RAIL CARS ARE BEING BUILT RIGHT HERE IN CALIFORNIA AT THE SEMENS MANUFACTURING PLANT IN SACRAMENTO. THIS MORNING, MAYOR ED LEE TOURED THE PLANT TO SEE THE NEWS CARS TAKING SHAPE. HE GOT A GOOD LOOK AT CAR #1 WHICH IS ALMOST FINISHED Mayor Ed Lee – San Francisco, “It’s just good to be in the first car! It smells clean, it’s nice, it’s graffiti free and we’re gonna keep it that way is right!” Nats SAN FRANCISCO IS ORDERING 215 OF THESE NEWS CARSâTHAT WILL REPLACE ALL OF THE EXISTING MUNI LIGHT RAIL CARS AND GROW THE FLEET BY AN ADDITIONAL 64 CARS. John Haley – Director of Transit SFMTA, “[Couple hundred? That’s a lot!] Yeah it is but, again, we’re in almost a revolution in the explosion of demand for transit in the Bay Area.” EACH CAR IS HAND BUILT TO SPECIAL SAN FRANCISCO SPECIFICATIONS. Michael Cahill – President Siemens Mobility Division Rolling Stock, “in the Central Downtown tunnel there is what we call high floor boarding, So basically boarding directly from a platform and then in the suburbs to make it easier, rather than putting in a lot of infracture, you have low floor boarding where you walk up steps to the car.” SAN FRANCISCO ALSO HAS TIGHTER RADIUS TURNS THAN MOST REGIONSâANOTHER CUSTOM FACTORâTHEN THERE THISâ Nats Plant noise THESE CARS ARE HIGHLY AUTOMAT¢ EDâCOMPUTER CONTROLLED AND HAVE SPECIAL LIGHTING THAT WILL ADJUST ITSELF TO BOTH BRIGHTNESS AND COLORâDEPENDING ON THE NEEDâTHE COST FOR ALL 215 TRAINS IS 650 MILLION AND THAY WILL BE DELIVERED OVER THE NEXT 12 YEARSâ Stand up close, Don Ford – Sacramento, “Car #1 will be finished in ah few more months and could be on the streets be the middle of next year. In Sacramento DF KPIX 5”. SIEMENS BUILDS VEHICLES FOR CITIES ALL ACROSS THE U-S AND EVEN CANADA AT THE SACRAMENTO PLANT. COMING UP IN OUR NEXT HALF-HOUR:


  • Reply thebuffalodude September 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Very cool. I've had the pleasure to operate these new Siemens S200 cars in Calgary. Nice cars indeed.

  • Reply Chicagoguy84 October 12, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Great, bowling aisle front facing seating=FAIL !!!

  • Reply Arch Stanton November 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    They'll be trashed within a week of being put in operation: MUNI passengers are filthy disgusting pigs.

  • Reply redphone243 November 19, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Looks similar to Calgary

  • Reply TheBigExclusive November 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    12 years….? We were able to go to the moon in less time, and that was in the 1960s! Can't we speed things along here?

  • Reply trainrover December 10, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    200 wagons manufactured throughout a period of a dozen years, i.e., in about 1¼ decades? Won`t the fleet have become sorely outdated once the last unit be delivered? Oh well.

  • Reply Martin Tyler January 6, 2017 at 4:24 am

    12yrs to complete one order of trolley cars??!!

  • Reply J January 15, 2017 at 9:30 am

    MUNI is getting the same model of cars as Calgary Transit, but different make. Who'da thunk it?

  • Reply Andrea Patane March 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    This is so interesting, because I take Muni everyday ACCEPT on Mondays. It's like the Muni vehicles are undergoing eco-friendly modes of public transportation.

  • Reply Perich29 May 24, 2017 at 12:59 am

    are these new light rail trainset be diesel like the Ebart?

  • Reply Oregon Transit Fan May 29, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Corporate welfare!

  • Reply tyrone johnson August 16, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I would feel 10,000 times safer if this train was built either in Japan or Germany. sorry folks.

  • Reply David Pomeroy January 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I’ve taken these cars-again muni blew it-crap

  • Reply Roger Dale April 4, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Debbie Downer here. I lived in S.F. in the 90's. The last time I rode MUNI, (the last straw), was when a homeless shook a turd out of his pant leg right in front of me. I bought a motorcycle…

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