Siemens Mobility gets 20-year service and parts contract for NCTD locomotives 

September 15, 2020

  • 20-year contract to support NCTD’s fleet of up to nine Siemens Charger locomotives servicing the northern San Diego region
  • Includes overhaul services, and options for additional 7-year terms 

Siemens Mobility announced today that it has entered into a 20-year technical support and material management agreement contract with North County Transit District (NCTD) for their fleet of Siemens Charger locomotives. The contract, for just under $29 million, includes base services for the 20-year term with optional overhaul services to be performed on a task order basis if desired, in a total amount not-to-exceed $47 million.


 “Locomotive technology has changed considerably over the past several years, making it critical to ensure timely preventative maintenance materials management and preservation of warranty.  To meet these goals and support NCTD’s Zero Delay program for operations and maintenance, a long-term agreement with the original equipment manufacturer, which is Siemens Mobility, is the most prudent course,” said Matthew O. Tucker, Executive Director of NCTD.


“Siemens Mobility’s approach towards preventative and corrective material management will prove to be of critical benefit, allowing changes to be made without the risk of invalidating warranties and mitigating materials obsolescence,” explained Michael Tyler, president of Siemens Mobility Rail Services in the U.S. “In the end, this means less interrupted and more reliable service for NCTD’s passengers.” 


The North County Transit District is a public transportation agency providing over 10 million passenger trips in Fiscal Year 2019 throughout North San Diego County and into downtown San Diego, California, United States. NCTD covers a geographic area of approximately 1,020 square miles with an approximate population of 965,000 people.


Under the terms of the contract, Siemens Mobility will provide two full-time on-site employees for technical expertise, materials management and engineering support. This team will also be utilizing state-of-the-art Siemens remote monitoring, which analyzes data sent wirelessly from each locomotive and enables proactive condition-based maintenance.


More than 130 years of Siemens Mobility maintenance and service support experience worldwide has resulted in optimized processes that ensure improved and sustainable levels of performance. Siemens Mobility believes in a continued focus on innovation in technology, tools and maintenance concepts to ensure high levels of reliability over the lifetime of its vehicles.

As part of this agreement, NCTD’s Siemens Charger locomotive fleet will have a wide network of available support: direct, immediate connections to support from local and national Siemens Mobility depots and its corporate services headquarters and plant in Sacramento, along with access to Siemens’ exclusive global support network for purchasing, engineering and maintenance innovation.


In the U.S., Siemens Mobility provides rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 30 transit agencies and cities such as Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle and St. Louis.  Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) equipment make up 1/3 of all traffic controllers in the U.S.  

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