Siemens Set to Deliver High-Speed Trains for New US Route

Siemens is poised to supply trains for a pioneering high-speed rail link in the United States. The company has been declared the ‘preferred bidder’, a status announced late on Thursday night. This selection has ushered in the final stages of contract negotiations. Specifically, the deal involves the delivery of ten trains designed to connect Las Vegas and Southern California at speeds exceeding 350 kilometres per hour. The new service aims to reduce travel time between Las Vegas and the Greater Los Angeles area to under two hours. Several globally recognized corporations participated in the bidding process for this project.

This route is heralded as the first true high-speed rail line in the USA. “We are honoured to be chosen as the preferred bidder to construct and maintain America’s first real high-speed train, the American Pioneer 220,” stated Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility. He added that the train “will serve as a sustainable alternative to air travel. Once operational, it will mark one of the most significant milestones in the history of American rail transport.”

The train will be an advanced version of the Velaro platform currently used in Europe, which also underpins the latest ICE trains. Subject to successful contract finalization, the manufacturing of the train will take place in the USA.