UK: Siemens Rail Automation announced a restructuring of its signalling and train control activities on February 20, with the formation of a Mobility Digitalisation unit. This aims to bring together products from across Siemens’ businesses, other industries and modes to support the creation of a ‘fully integrated, information-led’ transport network.
Director of Operations Rob Morris said Siemens was aiming to ensure that its regional delivery teams had the resources to undertaken conventional main line and metro signalling renewal and enhancement schemes, while establishing a new team to focus on ‘development and effective integration of digital train control and passenger information technologies’.
‘These are certainly exciting times for the industry, with initiatives like the Digital Railway programme providing a great opportunity to deliver some real step-changes in technology’, said Morris. ‘Our Mobility Digitalisation unit will be right at the heart of this, focusing, shaping and leading our work in this key area.’