All Siemens Mobility articles

  • Fenniarail Vectron impression

    Fenniarail orders electric locomotive to support growth


    FINALND: Private freight operator Fenniarail has announced a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply one Vectron electric locomotive by the end of October 2023, with an option for a further four. The operator is to invest in a maintenance depot in the Kouvola region, and ...

  • Impression of Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H hydrogen train for NEB's Heidekrautbahn

    Suppliers sign ‘milestone’ rail fuel cell agreement


    INTERNATIONAL: Siemens Mobility has signed a letter of intent for Ballard to supply 200 fuel cell modules over six years for use on Mireo Plus H multiple-units, including a firm commitment for 100. This follows from an initial order for Ballard to supply 14 200 kW ...

  • Rennes metro Line B (3)
    Metro Report International

    First Cityval light metro line opens in Rennes


    FRANCE: Rennes Line B was opened on September 20, the first to use Siemens Mobility’s Cityval version of its Neoval rubber tyre automated light metro platform. The 14 km Line B runs from Saint-Jacques-Gaité through the city centre to Cesson-Viasilva with 15 stations. Project ...

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    Alpha Trains orders 15 locomotives


    EUROPE: Leasing company Alpha Trains has ordered a further 15 Vectron MS electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The latest order announced on September 22 has been placed within a November 2021 framework agreement and covers 200 km/h 6·4 MW locomotives. It will increase the Alpha Trains ...

  • Nürnberg Siemens Mobility Avenio tram at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Nürnberg Avenio tram to enter service this year


    INNOTRANS: Nürnberg operator VAG expects to put the first of its Siemens Mobility Avenio trams into service by Christmas. This will enable an increase in service frequencies and expand the fleet ahead of the introduction next year of Routes 10 Dutzendteich – Plärrer – Am Wegfeld ...

  • Wiener Linien Siemens Mobility Series X train at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Series X train marks the spot for innovative passenger information


    INNOTRANS: A detailed and location specific passenger information system is one of the highlights of the Series X metro trains which Siemens Mobility is supplying to the Austrian capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien. In September 2017 Siemens Mobility beat Bombardier Transportation to win a contract to ...

  • ERTMS (Photo ProRail)

    NS awards ETCS onboard equipment contract


    NETHERLANDS: NS has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to equip 176 VIRM double-deck EMUs for use with ETCS Level 2, in the first major contract for the roll-out of ETCS onboard equipment under the national retrofitting programme. Siemens Mobility will provide the equipment and installation support ...

  • Paris metro Line 4 automation (Photo Jeremie Anne) (5)
    Metro Report International

    Driverless trains introduced on Paris metro Line 4


    FRANCE: Grade of Automation 4 unattended driverless operation on Paris metro Line 4 was launched on September 12. There are initially four trainsets running automatically alongside trains with drivers, and more are to be gradually introduced to achieve full automation by the end of 2023. Catherine ...

  • Nightjet couchette car

    Next-generation Nightjet night train coach interiors unveiled


    AUSTRIA: ‘With this train, we are entering a new age of night time travel’, said Austrian Federal Railways CEO Andreas Matthä when the interior design of the next generation of Nightjet sleeping and couchette cars was unveiled at the Siemens Mobility plant in Wien on September ...

  • Kaohsiung Yellow Line map
    Metro Report International

    Kaohsiung Yellow Line rolling stock and railway systems contract awarded


    TAIWAN: Kaohsiung City Mass Rapid Transit Bureau has awarded a turnkey contract to provide rolling stock and railway systems for the MRT Yellow Line to a consortium of ST Engineering, Stadler and Siemens Mobility. The 22·91 km, Y-shaped Yellow Line will have one elevated and 22 ...

  • Siemens Mobility generic Vectron locomotive

    Akiem orders the 1 500th Vectron locomotive


    EUROPE: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm order to supply 65 Vectron AC and Vectron MS electric locomotives from mid-2024. The 6·4 MW locos for use on cross-border freight and fast passenger services will have a maximum speed of either 200 or 230 ...

  • MRCE Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive

    MRCE orders locos for future cross-border needs


    EUROPE: Leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply 14 Vectron Multi System locomotives. The 6·4 MW locos with a maximum speed of 160 km/h will be fitted with ETCS and national train control systems enabling operating in ...

  • Siemens Mobility trains for Egypt

    Egyptian electric train equipment ordered


    EGYPT: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse contracts to supply subsystems for the rolling stock to be delivered for the country’s electric railway programme. The order announced on August 3 includes Knorr-Bremse braking systems and IFE-branded pressure-tight doors with boarding aids for 15 eight-car 230 km/h Velaro ...

  • ‘Destination Digital’ is Siemens Mobility’s slogan for InnoTrans

    Siemens Mobility’s Destination Digital at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: ‘Destination Digital’ is Siemens Mobility’s slogan for InnoTrans, where it will be focusing on four themes: life-cycle cost optimised rail infrastructure & rolling stock; 100% system availability; maximised network capacity; and optimised customer experience & processes. A major focus will be on Xcelerator, an open ...

  • ČD Cargo Class 383 Siemens Vectron MS electric locomotive.

    ČD Cargo orders locomotives


    CZECH REPUBLIC: ČD Cargo has signed a contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 10 Vectron MS electric locomotives with the A54 country package, a maximum speed of 160 km/h and ETCS Baseline 3. The multi-system locomotives will be approved for operation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, ...

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    In depth

    Technology: Siemens Mobility targets Destination Digital


    Emphasising the importance of optimising railways as an integrated system, Siemens Mobility is developing its data capabilities, and opening up software interfaces to facilitate cross-industry co-operation. Chris Jackson reports from Braunschweig.

  • SBB Cargo Siemens Mobility Vectron design study

    SBB Cargo Vectron order


    SWITZERLAND: Reichmuth & Co Investment Management’s LokRoll 3 business has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply and maintain 35 Vectron AC electric locomotives which Northrail will lease to SBB Cargo for eight years from 2024. The locos are to be equipped ...

  • SBB Cargo International Vectron locos (Photo Siemens Mobility)

    Vectron locos ordered with XLoad to increase Alpine capacity


    SWITZERLAND: SüdLeasing has placed an order for Siemens Mobility to supply and maintain 20 Vectron multisystem locomotives equipped with the XLoad package to increase the locos’ haulage capability. The 160 km/h locos will be delivered from early 2024 and leased by SBB Cargo International under a ...

  • Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives

    Geopolitical risks increase demand for multisystem locomotives


    POLAND: Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives for delivery in 2023-24.

  • Siemens Mobility Goole Lee Rowley visit 3
    Rail Business UK

    Siemens Mobility announces £7m Goole component facility


    UK: Siemens Mobility is to open a £7m traction drive and motor maintenance facility at the ‘rail village’ being developed around its future rolling stock factory in Goole. To be built by local contractor GMI Construction Group for opening in 2023, the facility will undertake UK ...