Siemens had previously supplied two batches of light rail vehicles to Houston.

USA: Houston Metro has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 14 S70 low-floor light rail vehicles.

The LRVs will be built to an updated design with wider gangways for better passenger flow. To meet Buy America requirements, they will be assembled at Siemens Mobility’s plant in Sacramento, California.

This is the third order for Siemens LRVs for Houston, and will bring the total number of Siemens vehicles in service in the city to 51.

‘With a growing population, it’s important to constantly improve availability and passenger experience and we’re confident that our light rail vehicles will support the city’s expansion and sustainability goals’, said Siemens Mobility CEO Sabrina Soussan when the order was announced on February 5.