Atlanta Streetcar awards tram maintenance contract to Siemens

Photo: Siemens.
Photo: Siemens.

Siemens has been awarded a contract to provide technical support and materials for all preventative and corrective maintenance for the Atlanta Streetcar in the United States.

Siemens said the work will enhance vehicle reliability, operational safety, and fleet availability.

It will be using its digital rail services platform Railigent to analyse data captured from onboard system in order help improve streetcar operations, including using data to help identify potential equipment failures before they occur.

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The work will help Atlanta Streetcar reduce its maintenance-related service interruptions for riders, improve vehicle availability, and reduce costs.

Siemens Customer Services vice-president Chris Maynard said: “Siemens is proud to bring our experience in vehicle design and service demands, coupled with our leading manufacturing expertise, to team up with an effective and well-trained Atlanta Streetcar maintenance organisation.

“This joint effort blending traditional service activities and the benefits of the digital landscape will lead to the highest levels of efficiency, safety, reliability, and availability for Atlanta streetcar riders and operators.”

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