Siemens Mobility is the provisional winner of the contract to supply high-speed trains to the western United States

Siemens Mobility is the provisional winner of the contract to supply high-speed trains to the western United States

Siemens Mobility is the provisional winner of the contract to supply high-speed trains to the western United States


US carrier Broadline has announced that Siemens Mobility is the initial winner of a contract to build railcars for the Broadline West high-speed rail project connecting Las Vegas and Southern California.

The contract includes ten “American Pioneer 220” railcars based on the Siemens Velero Novo, which will enter service in 2028. In addition, the train builder will also get a maintenance contract for thirty years

Velor Novo

These trains will be manufactured in the United States and will soon be able to travel at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour). The aerodynamic shape of the nose should contribute to speed. This train will have seven sections which are wider than other trains. This allows wheelchair users to easily move to other carriages. Eventually, a train could carry 434 to 450 passengers.

The Velaro Novo is not yet on display in Europe, although the new generation of Deutsche Bahn’s ICE is expected to be based on that platform. The Velaro Novo is characterized by a low floor and the fact that all the equipment is placed mainly on the roof, so there is more space for the interior. In addition, these new railcars feature improved construction with input bearings for smooth motion, less wear and better protection against snow, ice and gravel.

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The trip between Las Vegas and Los Angeles takes almost two hours. Meanwhile, Victor Valley will make stops in Hesperia and Rancho Cucamonga. The $12 billion high-speed rail project recently received $3 billion in funding from President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill. The remainder of the project will be privately financed and a total of US$3.5 billion has been allocated in private bonds.

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