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Siemens is thinking green

01 May 2007

GREEN mobility is the focus of the Siemens stand, where metro trains supplied to Oslo will be used as an example of the trend towards environmental protection. Materials were carefully chosen, with life-cycle cost calculations taking in to account the final disposal of the trains which are 94% recyclable. An energy efficiency study predicts a 30% saving in energy compared to the previous Oslo metro vehicles.Siemens will also be presenting its Sicas S7 interlocking for the light rail and industrial markets. An economical design intended for less-challenging applications, Sicas S7 is based on standardised and reliable industrial components from the Siemens Simatic S7F automation system. Hundreds of control units can be connected depending on the application.The Railcom Manager is based on Cromos software from UK subsidiary Transmitton, and integrates a number of communication subsystems in a single network controlled from a central graphical user interface. Rail-Info automatically delivers real-time information to passengers via integrated loudspeakers, screens and help points, Rail-Security bundles CCTV and emergency telephones, alarm sensors and intelligent video image processing, and Rail-Control provides property protection systems, Scada, voice over IP, radio, and network management.HSiemens will give presentations on Resignalling Paris Metro Line 1, 'from driver-operated to driverless', and Syntegra, 'total integration of traction, bogie and braking technology' (RG 11.06 p744).n