New Electric Locomotives

In May, the SEPTA Board of Directors approved spending up to $154 million for new electric locomotives to replace the existing AEM-7s/ALP-44 locomotives that have exceeded their useful life. The locomotives will be manufactured by Siemens Industry, Inc. and will be very similar to the ACS-64 electric locomotives Siemens is presently delivering to Amtrak. The first SEPTA ACS-64s are due to be delivered in early 2018. In conjunction with the planned purchase of new Multi-level passenger cars, SEPTA will be able to provide additional capacity to accommodate our growing ridership.