The 72-foot-long autos are delivering as a part of a $33-million contract for the design, construct, and take a look at of six streetcar autos for the three-mile system.
Brookville Tools Corp. delivered the primary of six all-new Liberty® NXT Streetcar autos to Valley Metro Rail for its Tempe Streetcar system, slated to open later this yr.
The 72-foot-long autos are delivering as a part of a $33-million contract for the design, construct, and take a look at of six streetcar autos for the three-mile system, which is able to join Tempe residents and guests, in addition to Arizona State College (ASU) college students, with key present and rising native locations.
Just like the earlier iteration of the Liberty Streetcar, the Liberty NXT Streetcars for Tempe Streetcar will make the most of a lithium-ion battery onboard vitality storage system to traverse sections of the alignment with out dependence on an overhead catenary system. The streetcar batteries will recharge whereas linked to areas the place there’s overhead wire.
The Liberty NXT Streetcars characteristic a three-section automotive physique linked by two articulation joints with greater than 70% obtainable low-floor standing space, station-level simple boarding achieved by way of an computerized load leveling system, and seating for 40 passengers, and the power to comfortably transport 120 passengers.
The Liberty NXT Streetcars additionally embrace a crashworthy body, designed in compliance with ASME RT-1 requirements for streetcar autos and California Public Utilities Fee buff energy necessities. The Liberty NXT additionally complies with Purchase America necessities of 70% or higher U.S. content material.