Phoenix

The Operations and Maintence Center (OMC) expansion is needed to accommodate more vehicles with future rail system expansion. Construction for additional space will include expanding various maintenance buildings, adding five new storage tracks and adding new service and cleaning facilities. The expansion will allow the OMC to operate and maintain a fleet of approximately 90 vehicles; currently the facility can operate and maintain 50 vehicles.

Construction will be phased to ensure operations and maintenance of the current light rail system is unaffected.

The latest construction efforts:

• Installed three sets of storage tracks and switch track for the north yard, expanding capacity of light rail vehicle storage.

• Erected steel structure for the Maintenance of Equipment (MOE) building expansion.

• Erected steel structure for the Maintenance of Way (MOW) building expansion.

• Installed new tracks in south yard for new light rail vehicle cleaning platform.

• Started construction of crossover track in east yard.

• Constructed foundation for new Traction Power Substation.

 

Coordination with stakeholders about construction impacts continues.

The Valley Metro Operations and Maintenance Center (OMC) opened in 2006 to store and maintain a fleet of 50 light rail vehicles. The light rail vehicles are used to operate the current 28-mile Valley Metro rail system. With expansion to a 66-mile system by 2034, new vehicles will be added to the fleet and additional space is needed at the OMC to property operate and maintain them.

The latest construction efforts:

• Installed three sets of storage tracks and switch track for the north yard, expanding capacity of light rail vehicle storage.

• Erected steel structure for the Maintenance of Equipment (MOE) building expansion.

• Erected steel structure for the Maintenance of Way (MOW) building expansion.

• Installed new tracks in south yard for new light rail vehicle cleaning platform.

• Started construction of crossover track in east yard.

• Constructed foundation for new Traction Power Substation.

 

Coordination with stakeholders about construction impacts continues.

The Valley Metro Operations and Maintenance Center (OMC) opened in 2006 to store and maintain a fleet of 50 light rail vehicles. The light rail vehicles are used to operate the current 28-mile Valley Metro rail system. With expansion to a 66-mile system by 2034, new vehicles will be added to the fleet and additional space is needed at the OMC to property operate and maintain them.