All Siemens Mobility articles

  • 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. The leasing company’s CEO Łukasz Boroń said there is high demand for modern multisystem locomotives from Polish and foreign customers, owing to ‘the continuing boom in the rail freight ...

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    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 ...

  • Michael Kujas (left) hands over the role of CEO of eos.uptrade to Mathias Hüske (right), who will run the company with CFO Babette Röder.

    Leadership change at eos.uptrade


    GERMANY: Michael Kujas, the founder of transport ticketing software company Eos.uptrade, has handed over the role of CEO to Mathias Hüske, who now runs the business with Chief Financial Officer Babette Röder. Kujas founded the Hamburg-based company in 2000, and it was acquired by Siemens Mobility ...

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

    Heidekrautbahn hydrogen trains to be supplied with full maintenance package


    GERMANY: Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn has confirmed an order for Siemens Mobility to supply and maintain seven two-car Mireo Plus H hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for use on Heidekrautbahn service RB27 from December 2024. Designed to provide zero-emission operation on non-electrified routes, the units will have a 1·7 ...

  • Siemens Mobility has recruited 12 ex-armed forces personnel as part of its Military2Rail initiative.
    Rail Business UK

    Siemens Mobility recruits through Military2Rail initiative


    UK: As part of its Military2Rail initiative, Siemens Mobility has recruited 12 ex-armed forces personnel for roles including network engineers, planners, environment, health & safety advisors and project managers. ‘For a number of years, we have benefitted from the experience and expertise that ex-forces personnel have ...

  • Siemens Mobility Charger loco (Photo: Amtrak)

    Amtrak orders 50 locomotives


    USA: Amtrak has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 50 Charger locomotives. The order announced on June 23 has been placed as an option on a $850m contract awarded in December 2018. This covered an initial 75 locomotives and 20 years ...

  • The Messe Berlin venue has more than 3 km of outdoor tracks for rail vehicles to be displayed.

    More than 100 vehicles to be on show at InnoTrans 2022


    INNOTRANS: The whole of the vast Messe Berlin exhibition site will be used by InnoTrans 2022, including the new trade fair hall hub27, with 95% of the exhibition area and all 3·5 km of railway track now booked. Visitors will be able to see more than ...

  • Impression of a Siemens Mobility Velaro high speed train in Egypt

    Egyptian electric railway project contract signed


    EGYPT: A turnkey contract has been signed covering design, construction, commissioning and 15 years of maintenance of the second and third lines of a planned 2 000 km electric rail network.

  • The Rail Accelerator & Innovation Solutions hub for Enterprise in Goole has been formally inaugurated
    Rail Business UK

    Goole business centre to support railway research and innovation


    UK: The Rail Accelerator & Innovation Solutions hub for Enterprise in Goole has been formally inaugurated, adjacent to the new Siemens Mobility rolling stock assembly plant which is now nearing completion.

  • Russian Railways Sapsan train

    Siemens to exit the Russian market


    SIEMENS: Siemens AG announced on May 12 that it is to exit the Russian market as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. The company said it had begun proceedings to wind down its industrial operations and all industrial business activities, in line with regulatory requirements ...

  • Mitsubishi Electric’s 3300V Full Hybrid SiC Power Module for Traction Inverters

    MoU to use silicon carbide to increase train efficiency


    EUROPE: Siemens Mobility and Mitsubishi Electric Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate to use silicon carbide power modules to increase the efficiency and lower the weight of onboard traction systems. Siemens Mobility said the rail market is stimulating demand for more efficient energy ...

  • Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H roll-out

    Mireo Plus H hydrogen multiple-unit is ‘another step towards phasing out diesel’, says DB


    GERMANY: There will be a need for between 1 700 and 2 500 trains with alternative traction systems by 2038, the Federal Ministry for Digital & Transport said at the unveiling of Siemens Mobility’s first Mireo Plus H hydrogen multiple-unit, with DB seeing the optimal technology choice as depending on route length.

  • GTR Class 717 EMU
    Rail Business UK

    ETCS lineside equipment commissioned on Northern City Line


    UK: In a major step for the East Coast Digital Programme, the ETCS Level 2 signalling and train control equipment on the Northern City Line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate was commissioned over the May Day bank holiday weekend. The conversion is a key element in ...

  • U-Bahn operator MVG took delivery of the first of 22 C2 trainsets ordered in July 2020.
    Metro Report International

    München orders more C2 U-Bahn trains


    GERMANY: Following a European tender München municipal utility company SWM has ordered a further 18 six-car Type C2 metro trains from Siemens Mobility. They are to be supplied from the Siemens Mobility factory in Wien in 2024-25, with the bogies produced at the company’s Graz plant. ...

  • Siemens Mobility Adlershof

    Siemens Mobility to relocate Berlin signalling factory


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility is to relocate the development and production activities currently undertaken at its Berlin Treptow signalling and train control factory to a new facility in the Adlershof science and technology park from 2025. The 150 staff at the company’s existing development department in Adlershof ...

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    In depth

    Cybersecurity: Intrusion detection to protect the digital railway

    2022-04-14T08:00:00Z Author Swantje Weiss Siemens Mobility

    Increasing reliance on digital technologies has made railways more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Intrusion Detection Systems can help to protect new and existing infrastructure and ensure availability.

  • ViaMobilidade operates Sao Paulo lines 8 and 9
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo suburban line upgrading contracts awarded


    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban lines 8 (Diamante) and 9 (Esmeralda) operating and maintenance concessionaire ViaMobilidade Linhas 8 e 9 has awarded Siemens Mobility two contracts to modernise the signalling and electrical systems. For the 41·6 km Line 8, Siemens Mobility will design, supply and install an ...

  • Siemens Mobility tram

    Public transport must become more digital, says Hacon in InnoTrans podcast


    INNOTRANS: ‘Cars are already being built to fit into the Apple, Android and Google universe. In order to realise a digital ecosystem for public transport there is still some catching up to do’, says Michael Frankenberg, CEO of Siemens Mobility’s transport software business Hacon, in the ...

  • CD Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive impression

    ČD orders 230 km/h Vectron locomotives


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 50 Vectron MS multi-system electric locomotives suitable for hauling international passenger trains at up to 230 km/h. The locomotives are to be produced at Siemens Mobility’s München-Allach factory for delivery from December 2025. ...