Siemens Corp.’s Sacramento plant has secured another major contract for light-rail vehicles, this one a $187 million job from San Diego’s mass transit system.
The deal announced Tuesday by Siemens is the south Sacramento plant’s second big contract in barely a week, following a $118 million project to supply cars to the Twin Cities transportation system in Minnesota.
Under the latest contract, the Siemens plant will assemble 45 of its S70 light-rail cars for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. The new cars will mean Siemens has supplied 244 cars for the San Diego system, making San Diego the largest light-rail customer in the United States for Siemens.
Siemens didn’t disclose the contract price, but agenda materials from the transit system’s board meeting last month show the contract is worth $187 million.
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The first cars are expected to be delivered in late 2018.
The Siemens plant, owned by the German industrial conglomerate, employs nearly 1,000 workers.