All Siemens Mobility articles – Page 2

  • VIA Rail Siemens Mobility Corridor fleet impression

    Designing a train ‘the rest of the world will envy’


    CANADA: Design studio PriestmanGoode developed the styling for the push-pull trainsets which Siemens Mobility is supplying for VIA Rail’s Québec City – Windsor Corridor service, focusing on a ‘sleek, modern’ appearance, ‘accessibility, comfort, and personal space’ and the use of durable materials. ...

  • Siemens Mobilty Vectron locomotive under construction (Photo Siemens Mobility)

    DB orders 50 more electro-diesel locomotives


    GERMANY: DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm order to supply a further 46 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, and the DB Bahnbaugruppe infrastructure services business has ordered four. The orders announced on January 18 have been placed under a September ...

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    ‘Quantum leap’ as CBTC goes live on København’s cross-city S-bane core


    DENMARK: København’s S-bane suburban trains have started using CBTC through the cross-city core, following the commissioning of the new signalling over the weekend of January 15-16.

  • Wien U-Bahn Series X car (Photo: Wiener Linien/Zinner)
    Metro Report International

    Cutting-edge passenger information on Wien Series X trains


    AUSTRIA: Wiener Linien’s Series X metro trainsets, due to be introduced this year on U-Bahn lines U1 to U4, will be fitted with an advanced passenger information system branded Passenger Info Plus. Developed by Siemens subsidiary Hacon in co-operation with the operator, the technology unveiled on ...

  • Railpool has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of 100 Vectron locomotives, with a firm order for an initial 70.

    Railpool awards 100-loco framework contract


    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of 100 Vectron locomotives, with a firm order for an initial 70. The 6·4 MW locomotives with a maximum speed of 200 km/h will be equipped with ETCS and national train control ...

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    Metro Report International

    Pune Metro Line 3 E&M contract awarded


    INDIA: A consortium of Siemens companies and Alstom Transport India has been awarded a 39-month contract to provide electrical and mechanical systems for Pune metro Line 3. Siemens will provide project management and turnkey electrification services and signalling, communications and depot equipment with a total value ...


    Coupler maintenance optimisation project gets underway


    GERMANY: Scharfenberg coupler manufacturer Voith and Siemens Mobility have launched a three-year project to lower costs by using data to optimise maintenance strategies. During the first phase of the project, Siemens Mobility maintenance teams will collect data on the condition of the Scharfenberg couplers on 84 Rhein-Ruhr-Express ...

  • Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotive generic

    Akiem orders 20 locomotives for cross-border passenger services


    EUROPE: Leasing company Akiem has ordered 20 Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotives. The firm order announced on December 21 is the first to be placed under a framework agreement which the companies signed in August. The 6·4 MW multi-system electric locomotives will be equipped with ETCS and various ...

  • An SNCB Desiro EMU passes through the Schuman - Josaphat tunnel. Photo: Infrabel/Bart van Tricht

    Siemens to retrofit SNCB fleet for ETCS Level 2 operation


    BELGIUM: National passenger operator SNCB has selected Siemens Mobility to upgrade the ETCS onboard equipment on selected electric multiple-units and push-pull driving trailers for Level 2 operation.

  • Lhyfe hydorgen plant

    Green hydrogen plant to support fuel cell train trial


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and ‘green hydrogen’ production company Lhyfe have signed an agreement to build and operate an electrolyser in Tübingen to support the trial operation of a fuel cell-powered regional train. DB is working with Siemens Mobility on the H2goesRail research project to develop a ...

  • Oslo Metro (Photo: Siemens Mobility)
    Metro Report International

    Oslo T-Bane CBTC contract awarded


    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has awarded Siemens Mobility a €270m contract to install communications-based train control to replace legacy signalling systems on the capital’s 94 km five-line T-Bane metro network and provide 25 years of maintenance. The Trainguard MT CBTC will support attended automated operation ...

  • Frankfurt U-Bahn (Photo: Siemens Mobility)
    Metro Report International

    Siemens Mobility wins Digital Train Control Frankfurt CBTC contract


    GERMANY: Frankfurt transport operator VGF has selected Siemens Mobility for the Digital Train Control Frankfurt contract to replace the conventional train control systems on its U-Bahn and tram networks with communications-based train control. Wireless digital communications between the control system and the vehicles will enable services ...

  • SWT 450 & 444 at Clapham Jn TM01-edited
    Rail Business UK

    Desiro air-conditioning goes digital


    UK: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to overhaul and install remote monitoring equipment on 733 heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems on 172 Class 444 and Class 450 Desiro electric multiple-units operated by South Western Railway. The HVAC systems were made by Knorr-Bremse subsidiary Merak. ...

  • Siemens Mobility Avenio tram in München.
    Metro Report International

    Noise and energy consumption cut during SiC tram testing


    GERMANY: A ‘sharp’ reduction in motor noise and a 10% drop in energy consumption were observed during a year-long test of Infineon Technologies silicon carbide power semiconductors in one of the two traction converters fitted to a Siemens Mobility Avenio tram in München.

  • VIA Rail new Corridor fleet unveiling

    VIA Rail highlights comfort and accessibility of next generation of Corridor trains


    CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail has officially unveiled the first of the 32 push-pull trainsets which Siemens Mobility is supplying for inter-city services on the Québec City – Montréal – Toronto – Windsor corridor. ‘This new fleet marks a new era for passenger rail service ...

  • DB Regio Siemens Mobility Desiro HC EMU impression

    Faster regional EMUs ordered


    GERMANY: DB Regio Bayern has confirmed an order for Siemens Mobility to supply 26 Desiro HC double-deck electric multiple-units for use on Franken-Südthüringen services, including a 190 km/h variant for operation on a section of the Berlin – München high speed corridor. The order includes 18 ...

  • NEB Netz Ostbrandenburg Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus B battery multiple-unit impression

    Battery-electric multiple-units ordered to improve services and cut emissions


    GERMANY: Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply a fleet of 31 battery-electric Mireo Plus B multiple-units for use on Netz Ostbrandenburg services northeast of Berlin. The order announced on November 15 includes spare parts and 12 years of maintenance, with the manufacturer ...

  • Network Rail generic signal
    Rail Business UK

    Carstairs Junction signalling contract awarded


    UK: Network Rail has awarded Siemens Mobility Ltd a £50m contract for the next stages of the signalling element of the remodelling of Carstairs Junction on the West Coast Main Line. The remodelling project aims to increase operational resilience and flexibility to help reduce the impact ...

  • Berlin transport operator BVG has selected three partners to develop the next generation of its Fahrinfo journey planning app and establish a central ticket sales platform.
    Metro Report International

    Berlin transport app to offer an ‘all-round package for seamless mobility’


    GERMANY: Following two Europe-wide tenders, Berlin transport operator BVG has selected three partners to develop the next generation of its Fahrinfo journey planning app and establish a central ticket sales platform to create ‘an all-round package for seamless mobility’. Siemens Mobility subsidiaries Hacon and eos.uptrade will ...

  • BaWu Siemens Mobility Mireo B Plus battery EMU

    Battery trains ordered for Hermann-Hesse-Bahn


    GERMANY: Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock owning body SFBW has ordered three Mireo Plus B battery-electric multiple-units from Siemens Mobility for use on Hermann-Hesse-Bahn services from December 2023. The BEMUs will use the 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead electrification for power and to charge their batteries between Renningen ...