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San Francisco [US] - Joint Option with Seattle for Articulated Vehicles

K. Budach - 01.07.13


The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is participating in the recent procurement process led by Metro Seattle, which announced orders for 141 trolley buses. SFMTA is taking a part of the agreed option for articulated trolleybuses with a total of 60 units. If the option is redeemed –it runs until 2017- it will lead to an increase in the fleet of articulated trolleybuses in San Francisco, as they will be replacing the remaining 39 high-floor articulated trolleybuses from 1994.
The new vehicles will be continuous low floor, manufacturered by New Flyer Industries with electrical equipment from Vossloh-Kiepe. The contract value including a maintenance component, spare parts and training and training is USD 98.7 million, it was estimated up to USD 105.1 million.

Translation: Martin Wright

Photos:
Top: high-floor articulated trolleybus 7132 the last procured series of 33 Skoda / ETI car here in service on route 14. Photographer : Kai Búdách
Below: The nearly 20-year-old flyer articulated trolleybuses are now to be replaced. This vehicle 7052 is on route 30 at the intersection of North Point St / Van Ness Ave on 12/06/2009.. Photographer : Martin Schmelter


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