Siemens Mobility to provide Calgary Transit with 15 S200 light-rail vehicles

Feb. 26, 2020
The new vehicles support the ongoing fleet update efforts and latest expansion.

Calgary Transit will continue to update its light-rail vehicle fleet with 15 more S200 light-rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility. 

These vehicles will replace Siemens’ original U2 vehicles, most of which have been running for almost 40 years. 

"These U2 cars have been reliable workhorses that have more than exceeded their expected lifetime and we’re proud at how we’ve been able to update and replace them with our S200s,” said Michael Cahill, president of Rolling Stock for Siemens Mobility, North America. “It’s an honor to be the long-standing partner of choice for one of the largest light-rail systems in North America.”

This long-standing partnership has resulted in custom designed vehicles for Calgary’s unique operating environment, according to the company. The new cars will continue to feature the unique Calgary ”Mask” look, which was inspired by a hockey goalie mask, and chosen by popular vote.  

Siemens Mobility has delivered more than 260 vehicles for Calgary's light-rail system which have kept the city moving for almost four decades. The new vehicles will be built at Siemens Mobility’s Sacramento, Calif., facility, which is up to 80 percent powered by solar energy, according to the company.