NORTH County Transit District (NCTD) in San Diego, California, has awarded Siemens Mobility a 12-year Technical Support Spares Supply Agreement (TSSA) worth $US 80m for a fleet of Siemens DMUs

The contract includes base services for the 12-year term with a three-year option. The Siemens VT642 Desiro DMUs have been operating in the North County area of San Diego County since 2008. Similar agreements are in place between NCTD and Siemens for its Tier IV locomotives.

Under the terms of the contract, Siemens Mobility will provide staff on-site at all times for technical expertise, materials management, project management and engineering support.

Siemens Mobility will also provide CorMap services, a digital maintenance equipment asset management system, to all vehicles in the NCTD rolling stock fleet including double-deck coaches, Charger locomotives and DMUs.