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ETS Bus and General Transit Improvements

CplKlinger

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"Administration will be procuring a total of 30 high-floor LRVs. The vast majority of these LRVs will service the Capital Line South extension (Phase 1), while the others will serve the Metro Line Northwest extension from NAIT to Blatchford. The City anticipates that procurement for these LRVs will take place in 2023-2024. [...] Administration is planning to replace the original LRVs by 2030."

 

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Is it an issue that our LRT will be running 5 different rolling stock soon, are we missing out on some efficiencies of scale? Or is it not really a big deal?
 

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All ETS LRT cars are build by siemens (u2 and SD) and future one will also be from Siemens
Talk about jumping to conclusions.... Once the budget is in place, an RFP will likely be issued. Siemens is guaranteed nothing. Let's not forget that of the last 4 LRV awards in Alberta, only 1 went to Siemens. Hell, Bombardier/ Alstom couldn't even win a sole source for WVL LRT cars so now we have Rotem cars in order. CAF won the Calgary Green Line order, although Siemens I believe bid as well.
 

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Is it an issue that our LRT will be running 5 different rolling stock soon, are we missing out on some efficiencies of scale? Or is it not really a big deal?
Not really. The high floor LRT will primarily be 2 types at a time for now. While there will be an overlap where there are 3 types, but it will only be for a few years as the future cars replace the U2's. The future fleet is likely to number 67+ cars while the existing SD160 fleet is 57 cars, so, neither will be small fleets.
 

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