SOUND Transit’s board of directors voted on November 16 to approve a $US 26.5m order for five Liberty LRVs from Brookville Equipment Company, which are being acquired as part of the Tacoma Link Extension project.
Deliveries will take place between the third quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. The contract includes an option for five additional vehicles.
Sound Transit currently operates three Škoda 10T LRVs on the 2.6km six-station Tacoma Link from Tacoma Dome to Theater District.
Construction will begin next autumn on a 3.9km extension from Theater District to the Stadium District and Hilltop. The line will run at-grade in-street for most of its length, with services running at 10-minute headways during the peak and every 20 minutes off-peak.