All Siemens Mobility articles

  • Mireo Smart  EMU (Photo Siemens Mobility)

    Multiple-unit with an 18-month delivery time unveiled


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has unveiled its first Mireo Smart multiple-unit. This has been developed to offer an affordable price and a short delivery time, with a train able to be in service with a regional or commuter rail operator within 18 months of an order being ...

  • London Underground Piccadilly Line Siemens Mobility train on test at Wildenrath (Photo Tony Miles) (3)
    Metro Report International

    London Underground's Piccadilly Line train on test


    UK: The first of 94 trainsets that Siemens Mobility is to supply for London’s Piccadilly Line is now undergoing intensive dynamic testing at the Wegberg-Wildenrath Test & Validation Centre in Germany. 

  • Bratislava (Photo Vladimír Ješko, Pixabay)

    Siemens Mobility acquires central European train protection system supplier HMH


    SLOVAKIA: Siemens Mobility has completed the acquisition of HMH, which supplies the MIREL legacy national train protection system used in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Siemens Mobility said it is now able to offer a complete train protection portfolio covering Eastern European rail corridors. ...

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    In depth

    Light rail: Multifunctional sensors support tram expansion


    Component supplier Lenord+Bauer has worked with Siemens and operator BSAG to develop a compact sensor to support the launch of tram operations over a freight railway in Bremen.

  • ICE 3neo new interior (Photo Deutsche Bahn) (5)

    ICE 3neo interior offers ‘living room atmosphere and comfort at 300 km/h’


    GERMANY: The first of Deutsche Bahn’s ICE 3neo high speed trainsets to be fitted with a redesigned interior has entered passenger service. Siemens Mobility is supplying DB Fernverkehr with a total of 90 ICE3neo trainsets. The first 16 which began entering service from December 2022 have ...

  • CSX Locomotive

    CSX to deploy Siemens software to optimise operations


    USA: CSX is to use Siemens Mobility’s Controlguide Core Dispatch System and traffic planning systems to optimise its operations and maximise network capacity. Controlguide CDS offers granular visualisation of rail operations to support faster decision-making and route optimisation. Siemens Mobility and CSX began working together to ...

  • Franken-Thüringen-Express Siemens Mobility Desiro HS EMU (Photo Hans-Martin Issler, DB) (4)

    Franken-Thüringen-Express EMUs ready for service


    GERMANY: The first of 26 Desiro HC partly double-deck electric multiple-units ordered for use on Franken-Thüringen-Express services has been unveiled by Bayern railway agency BEG, train operator DB Regio Bayern and manufacturer Siemens Mobility. The Länder of Bayern and Thüringen have awarded the DB subsidiary a ...

  • Siemens Mobility employees posing in front of new Airo prototype in Sacramento (Photo Dave Lustig)

    Amtrak Airo train production provides supply chain boost


    USA: Amtrak says the production of Airo trainsets at Siemens Mobility’s Sacramento plant is boosting businesses across the country, with more than 3 500 parts being manufactured by nearly 100 suppliers in 31 states. ‘As we build to support the soaring demand for train travel, Amtrak ...

  • Sacramento Siemens Mobility S700 LRV (Photo SacRT)
    Metro Report International

    Sacramento orders more low floor LRVs


    USA: Sacramento Regional Transit District has ordered further eight Siemens Mobility S700 low floor light rail vehicles. The latest order announced on October 9 follows from an initial 20 which were ordered in 2020 and further eight ordered in 2021, taking the total order to 36. ...

  • Desiro arrives in Alexandria

    First Desiro HC electric multiple-unit arrives in Egypt


    EGYPT: The first of 94 four-car Desiro High Capacity electric multiple-units that Siemens Mobility is to supply to Egypt arrived at the port of Alexandria on September 25. A consortium of Siemens Mobility, Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors has been awarded turnkey contracts for the ...

  • South-Western-Railway-Class-444-EMU-(Photo-SWR)
    In depth

    Policy: Data sharing is essential to build the ‘Internet of Trains’


    The vision of an ‘Internet of Trains’ is bringing together many players in the railway industry, but a genuine data economy based on digital business models will succeed only if there is a pan-European data sharing infrastructure.

  • Nightjet sleeping car (Photo: ÖBB/Harald Eisenberger)

    Nightjet unveiled as the ‘flagship of European night train traffic‘


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has unveiled the first of its next generation of Nightjet fixed-formation loco-hauled trainsets for overnight trains, calling it ‘the new flagship of the European night train traffic’. The unveiling took place in the former Wien Nordwest station on September 30 as part ...

  • BLS Cargo Vectron (Photo Toma Bacic)

    BLS Cargo orders XLoad Vectron locomotives


    SWITZERLAND: BLS Cargo has ordered 10 Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotives for use on north-south routes from Belgian and Dutch ports to Italy. The multi-system locos ordered on September 25 will be equipped for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. They will ...

  • Fenniarail Vectron

    Private operator’s Vectron locomotive arrives in Finland


    FINLAND: What future operator Fenniarail says is the first electric locomotive to be acquired by a private operator in Finland arrived at the port of Hanko from Germany on September 17. Fenniarail ordered the Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotive in September 2022. The 1 524 mm ...

  • Siemens Mobility Metro North Locomotive

    MTA Metro-North Railroad orders electro-diesel locos


    USA: Siemens Mobility has been awarded a firm order to supply six more Charger electro-diesel locomotives for use on MTA Metro-North Railroad commuter services between Connecticut and New York. The order announced on September 26 has been placed by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on behalf ...

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    First ComfortJet on test


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first of the ComfortJet rakes of push-pull coaches which ČD has ordered from a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Group arrived at the Velim test centre on September 11 for an extensive testing and approval programme. In April 2021 the national operator ...

  • Berlin S-Bahn Stadler-Siemens trains in service (4)
    Metro Report International

    Enhanced ‘comfort and convenience’ as Berlin S-Bahn fleet delivery completed


    GERMANY: All 106 of the Class 483/484 Berlin S-Bahn trainsets ordered from a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Stadler are now in traffic, following the entry into service of the final set after a ceremony at Charlottenburg on September 18. ‘The longer trains offer more seats; ...

  • København S-tog suburban EMU.

    Three prequalify for København automated train contract


    DENMARK: Three potential bidders have prequalified for a contract to supply at least 226 fully automatic electric mutiple-units for the København S-bane suburban network.

  • København tram delivery 2
    Metro Report International

    København tram delivered


    DENMARK: Siemens Mobility has delivered the first of 29 trams for the Hovedstadens Letbane orbital light rail line which is under construction in København. The tram arrived at the depot in Glostrup on the night of August 23, following testing at the Wildenrath centre in Germany ...

  • Impression of Siemens Mobility Mireo EMU for OeBB

    Austrian Federal Railways announces framework agreement for 540 EMUs


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB has selected Siemens Mobility as the winner of a framework contract covering the supply of up to 540 electric multiple-units. The 10-year agreement announced on August 31 is potentially worth more than €5bn. The single-deck EMUs will be based on the manufacturer’s Mireo family, ...