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Amtrak Unveils Advanced Technology Locomotives for Northeast Service

Siemens-built equipment to improve reliability, efficiency and mobility

WASHINGTON – A new era of more reliable and energy efficient Amtrak service for Northeast intercity rail passengers is coming down the tracks as the first of 70 advanced
technology electric locomotives being built by Siemens begin rolling off the assembly line today. The first units of the $466 million order will be field tested this summer for entry into revenue service in the fall.
“The new Amtrak locomotives will help power the economic future of the Northeast region, provide more reliable and efficient service for passengers and support the rebirth of rail
manufacturing in America,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman. “Built on the West Coast for service in the Northeast with suppliers from many states, businesses and workers
from across the country are helping to modernize the locomotive fleet of America’s Railroad.”
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