The transport authority of San Diego, North County Transit District (NCTD), awarded Siemens Mobility a Technical Support Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) for the Sprinter DMU fleet. With a value of USD 80 million, the contract includes base services for the 12-year term with a 3-year option to be performed on a task order basis if executed.
“The two technical services and material agreements with Siemens supports NCTD’s Zero Delay emphasis and will allow NCTD to advance the implementation of a world class rail operations as we insource commuter and hybrid rail operations and maintenance,” Matthew Tucker, NCTD’s Chief Executive Officer said.
Under the terms of the contract, Siemens Mobility will provide full-time on-site employees for technical expertise, materials management, project management and engineering support.
Siemens Mobility will also provide CorMap services, a digital maintenance equipment asset management system, to all vehicles in the NCTD rolling stock fleet including bi-level coaches, charger locomotives and the sprinter DMU vehicles. CorMap supports the rolling stock fleet to optimise and reduce maintenance costs by improving data quality while increasing fleet reliability and availability.
As part of the agreement, NCTD’s 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’ exclusive global support network for purchasing, engineering and maintenance innovation.
The contract complements a similar agreement with Siemens for NCTD Tier IV locomotive fleet.
The Sprinter DMU fleet manufactured by Siemens has been in revenue service since 2008. The DMUs are operating on a 35.5 km rail route connecting Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido through 15 stations along the Highway 78 corridor.
The North County Transit District is providing over 10.3 million passenger trips annually throughout North San Diego County and into downtown San Diego, California.