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7/1/2015



Rail News: Passenger Rail

All Aboard Florida inks 30-year maintenance contract with Siemens


All Aboard Florida (AAF) awarded Siemens a 30-year contract to maintain and service all aspects of the passenger railroad's trainsets.

The maintenance work includes inspections, corrective and preventative maintenance, and provisioning of parts and labor.

Siemens will perform the work at a new facility south of Orlando International Airport and at a smaller complex to be built in West Palm Beach, Fla., AAF officials said in a press release.

"Siemens shares All Aboard Florida’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of trainset safety and reliability in the industry," said AAF President Mike Reininger. "We are pleased that, in working closely with Siemens on state-of-the-art train design and engineering, our partnership with the company has grown even stronger."

AAF officials did not disclose financial terms of the contract in the press release.

AAF announced last year that Siemens would manufacture locomotive and passenger coaches for the rail project. The company will build the trainsets at its solar-powered rail manufacturing plant in Sacramento, Calif.

Trains along the privately-funded passenger railroad are expected to achieve a maximum speed of 125 mph.



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