BROOKVILLE, Pa. — Sound Transit and Brookville Equipment Corporation (BROOKVILLE) recently agreed to terms on a $26.5 million plus tax order for the design and build of five (5) Liberty Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs), which will support a 2.4-mile extension of the agency’s 1.6-mile Tacoma Link line.
In addition to the five vehicle base order, the contract includes five option vehicles for Sound Transit and five option vehicles for the City of Portland, Oregon.
The Sound Transit Tacoma Link LRVs will include an eight (8) ft. wide carbody with seating for up to 34 passengers and the ability to comfortably transport more than 100 passengers. The new fleet will be ADA compliant with deployable bridge plates for easy boarding and more than 70 percent low-floor available standing area.
“We are eager to support Sound Transit with an all-new Liberty LRV fleet for its expanding Tacoma Link system,” said BROOKVILLE Vice President of Business Development Joel McNeil. “These vehicles will be designed and manufactured right here in the United States using the latest rail proven technologies and systems, and serving as a rail transit vehicle solution that we hope will have broad appeal to the agency and its growing ridership.”
The agreement marks the sixth order for BROOKVILLE’s flagship Liberty platform, including fleets currently operating in Dallas and Detroit, and vehicles currently on order for the City of Oklahoma City and the City of Milwaukee. Earlier in 2017, BROOKVILLE also agreed to a six vehicle order with Valley Metro for Tempe Streetcar’s vehicle fleet. Upon the delivery of the Tacoma Link fleet, BROOKVILLE will have delivered 33 modern LRVs and streetcars to American cities and transit agencies.
ABOUT BROOKVILLE EQUIPMENT CORPORATION – STREETCAR DIVISION
Headquartered in Brookville, Pa., in the scenic foothills of the Allegheny forests, Brookville Equipment Corporation is a world class American manufacturer of innovative powered transportation solutions for the mining/tunneling, rail freight and passenger transportation industries. BROOKVILLE contributed to the first American manufactured streetcars since the 1950s in 2001 and has modernized, manufactured and remanufactured PCC and heritage streetcars and trolleys for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA), the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Building upon the company’s 99 years of rail-mounted vehicle manufacturing experience and over a decade of streetcar manufacturing, BROOKVILLE introduced the innovative Liberty Streetcar design in 2012, with the pilot order delivered to Dallas, Texas in 2015. Later in 2015, the Liberty Streetcar onboard energy storage system (OESS) was honored with the LRTA’s Global Light Rail Award for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year.’ Additional Liberty Streetcars have been ordered by QLINE Detroit (M-1Rail), the City of Oklahoma City, the City of Milwaukee, and Valley Metro (Tempe Streetcar).
Please Note: The preliminary rendering shown is for conceptual purposes. Design details and color of the actual vehicles may be subject to change