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Is it Time for Siemens Diesel-Electric Passenger Trainset in Canada?

Congratulations to Siemens in Sacramento California for producing a fine quality trainset. The Brightline (2 locomotives, 4 coaches) sets were built to run on the new passenger rail service in southeast Florida.

Brightline is scheduled to begin express inter-city service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in mid-2017. They have already delivered their first trainset.

Many USA states with Amtrak service have been ordered this locomotive.

VIA RAIL should consider these Siemen's trainset in their fleet renewal plans for their high frequency rail product. Considering Bombardier's epic failure to supply Toronto street cars on schedule, it makes sense to go to a North American supplier who can deliver their product on time.