All Siemens Mobility articles – Page 3

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    Metro Report International

    Driverless train demonstrated on the Hamburg S-Bahn


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility unveiled the first S-Bahn train in Hamburg equipped for automatic train operation at the city’s Dammtor station on October 11.

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    Digitalisation, sustainability and localisation offer opportunities for rolling stock manufacturers


    INTERNATIONAL: Rolling stock manufacturers are optimistic about the future, and the merger of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation could create a European heavyweight able to compete with China’s CRRC, according to the latest Worldwide Rolling Stock Manufacturers market study from SCI Verkehr. Rolling stock manufacturers generated total ...

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    First VIA Rail trainset arrives for testing


    CANADA: The first of 32 inter-city trainsets being built for VIA Rail has been dispatched from the Siemens Mobility plant in Sacramento to the operator’s Montréal maintenance depot for testing and commissioning. Following delivery, the first train is expected to be tested ...

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    More powerful Mireo EMUs ordered


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility is to supply a more powerful variant of its Mireo electric multiple-unit family for use on the expanded Regensburg/Donautal group of passenger services from December 2024. The 23 four-car EMUs will have two additional powered axles to provide faster acceleration, and a maximum ...

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    Metro Report International

    Deutsche Telekom commissions Hacon to develop German MaaS platform


    GERMANY: Deutsche Telekom has commissioned Hacon to develop a Mobility-as-a-Service platform by June 2022, including web, Android and iOS apps. The Siemens Mobility subsidiary is to develop a MaaS platform that can facilitate door-to-door travel using public transport, on-demand services, new mobility providers, taxis, bicycles or ...

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    Cargounit signs 30-loco framework agreement


    POLAND: Leasing company Cargounit and Siemens Mobility signed a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up to 30 Vectron MS locomotives at the Trako trade fair on September 22. There is a firm order for 10 to be delivered between this year and the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Digital upgrade for Siemens Mobility’s Class 185 DMU fleet


    UK: The 51 Class 185 diesel multiple-units which TransPennine Express leases from Eversholt Rail are to be equipped with Siemens Mobility’s Railigent cloud-based reporting tools, which are expected to improve reliability significantly while reducing overall maintenance and whole-life costs. The cloud-based digital tools will enable the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Singapore communications modernisation contract awarded


    SINGAPORE: A consortium of ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility has been awarded a S$180m contract to renew communications systems on the North-South and East-West metro lines and the Bukit Panjang LRT by 2029. This covers 75 locations including stations, substations, depots and control centres, and will ...

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    Egypt signs contract for ‘Suez Canal on tracks’


    EGYPT: A US$4·5bn contract has been signed for the construction of 660 km of ‘modern, safe, and integrated’ mixed traffic electrified railway connecting Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean.

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    EMUs lengthened to handle Baltic Sea resort traffic


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has lengthened existing Desiro ML electric multiple-units from three to four cars for the first time, and with the support of national authorities has obtained EU Agency for Railways approval for their operation. Leasing company Alpha Trains ordered seven ...

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    Desiro EMUs ordered to meet Vorarlberg capacity needs


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 21 Desiro ML electric multiple-units for use on local and regional services in Vorarlberg from the end of 2022. The ÖBB supervisory board approved the order on August 16. An order had previously been ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cross-border CBTC contract awarded


    ASIA: Siemens Mobility has been formally awarded the contract to design, install and commission what it says will be the first communications-based train control deployment on a cross-border line. The contract covers the provision of Trainguard MT CBTC to support GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the ...

  • Siemens Mobility to deliver Vectron multisystem locomotives to Railpool for the first time

    Railpool orders electric locos equipped for 11 countries


    EUROPE: Railpool has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 20 Vectron MS electric locomotives suitable for operation in Germany, Austria, Poland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. ‘We want to position Railpool even better to handle anticipated market developments, especially ...

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    ÖBB orders 20 more night train sets


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has ordered a further 20 seven-car sets of Viaggio Next Level coaches from Siemens Mobility for use on Nightjet overnight services. The order announced on August 10 is the second to be placed under a 2018 framework agreement covering up to 700 ...

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    RENFE awards contract for Spanish national Mobility-as-a-Service platform


    SPAIN: RENFE Operadora has awarded Siemens Mobility and Everis a five-year contract to develop and operate a multimodal Mobility-as-a-Service platform which will enable travellers to use a single app to plan, book and pay for trips by public and shared transport including trains, metros, buses, bicycles, car ...

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    Siemens Mobility to buy booking software company Sqills


    SQILLS: Siemens Mobility has signed a binding agreement to acquire Dutch public transport inventory management, reservation and ticketing software-as-a-service company Sqills for €550m. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q1 2022, after which Sqills would be managed as separate legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary ...

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    Metro Report International

    Stuttgart deploys best price ticketing functionality


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility subsidiary eos.uptrade has used its XiXo ticketing software to add ‘best price’ ticketing functionality to Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen’s SSB Move app. Once the user has chosen a journey in the planner, the price overview shows a Best Price Ticket option. If this is ...

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    Battery-hybrid Venture trains in $3·4bn Amtrak inter-city fleet renewal order


    USA: Amtrak has awarded Siemens Mobility contracts to supply 73 trainsets including electro-diesel and diesel-battery hybrid vehicles to operate medium-distance inter-city routes. ‘These new trains will reshape the future of rail travel by replacing our ageing 40 to 50 year old fleet with state-of-the-art, American-made equipment’, ...

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    Metro Report International

    London Underground detrainment equipment contract awarded


    UK: Siemens Mobility has selected Huntingdon-based composites specialist TRB Lightweight Structures to supply emergency evacuation equipment for the 94 Inspiro trainsets which it is to build to replace London Underground’s Piccadilly Line fleet from 2025. The evacuation doors, bridges and stairs are required to meet stringent ...

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    Framework agreement for up to 30 electro-diesel locos signed


    GERMANY: Paribus Rail Investment Management has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for the supply and full-service maintenance of up to 30 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, with a firm order for an initial seven. The locos will be equipped for 15 kV 16·7 Hz ...