US: NCTD Awards Siemens Mobility 12-Year Service Contract

San Diego-based North County Transit District (NCTD) has awarded Siemens Mobility a 12-year technical support spares supply agreement (TSSSA) contract for its fleet of Siemens Sprinter diesel multiple unit (DMU) vehicles.

These have been in service since 2008.

Siemens Mobility secures 12-year service contract for rail vehicles in San Diego, CaliforniaSiemens Mobility secures 12-year service contract for rail vehicles in San Diego, California

Valued at 80 million USD (70m euros), the contract includes base services for the 12-year term with a three-year option to be performed on a task order basis if executed.

Siemens Mobility will provide full-time on-site employees for technical expertise, materials management, project management and engineering support.

As part of this agreement, the DMU fleet will have a wide network of available support including direct, immediate connections to support from local and national Siemens Mobility depots, as well as its corporate services headquarters and plant in Sacramento.

NCTD will also have access to Siemens’s exclusive global support network for purchasing, engineering and maintenance innovation.

As part of the contract, Siemens Mobility will further supply its CorMap digital maintenance equipment asset management system to all of NCTD’s rolling stock fleet including bi-level coaches and charger locomotives.

This supports a reduction in maintenance costs by improving data quality while increasing fleet reliability and availability.

Matthew Tucker, Chief Executive Officer at NCTD, said:

“NCTD is excited about this agreement with Siemens which complements a similar agreement for our Tier IV locomotive fleet.

“The two technical services and material agreements with Siemens supports NCTD’s Zero Delay emphasis and allow us to advance the implementation of a world class rail operations as we insource commuter and hybrid rail operations and maintenance.”