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Siemens Mobility at the InnoTrans 2018

Munich, 18 September to 21 September 2018
Press Conference ahead of the InnoTrans 2018

Press Conference ahead of the InnoTrans 2018

The world's largest trade fair for transport technology – InnoTrans – was being held in Berlin from September 18 to 21. Once again, Siemens has showcased its products in Hall 4.2 and in the outdoor exhibition area.

Digitalization is fundamentally transforming the mobility industry. It is improving the availability of vehicles and infrastructures, optimizing operations, and reducing efforts and costs. Reflecting these changes, digital innovations in a networked "Complete Mobility System" was the focus of Siemens' presentation at InnoTrans 2018. Following the motto "Shaping connected mobility," Siemens has showcased new, intelligent solutions that will make rail transport more efficient, safer and more reliable.

Siemens Mobility at InnoTrans 2018 – Overview

Under the motto "Shaping connected mobility" at the InnoTrans, Siemens is presenting digital innovations in an increasingly networked "total mobility system." The solutions will make rail transport even more efficient, safer and reliable.

Siemens events during InnoTrans 2018

September 18, 2018
01:00 PM CEST: Presentation of the first half train of S-Bahn Berlin
02:00 PM CEST: Presentation of the Rhine-Ruhr-Express train

September 19, 2018
02:30 PM CEST: Presentation of the first prototype of the battery-powered regional train type – Desiro ML ÖBB Cityjet eco
03:45 PM CEST: World Premiere of the Smartron Locomotive

September 20, 2018
10:30 AM CEST: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility – signing of a cooperation contract for the "Idea Train"

Press Releases

Velaro Novo – the new vehicle concept for high speed trains

The number of passengers traveling over long distances has been climbing for years, and operators of high-speed trains face tight competition with airlines and new providers of long-distance, road-based services. Future-proof trains with reduced lifecycle costs and enhanced travel comfort are therefore more important than ever for securing and increasing high-speed rail transport.

Press Releases

Siemens Mobility presents world's first autonomous tram

Siemens Mobility, together with ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH, will be presenting their research project on the world’s first autonomous tram at InnoTrans 2018. On a six-kilometer section of the tram network in Potsdam, Germany, Siemens Mobility will be demonstrating a test tram driving autonomously in real traffic on September 18 through 21.

Press Releases

Desiro ML - ÖBB and Siemens develop battery-powered train

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Siemens Mobility are jointly investing in the future of passenger transport and are developing an electro-hybrid battery drive for trains. Today, both companies presented in Vienna the first result of this innovative pilot project, the prototype of the Desiro ML Cityjet eco. Operating as a battery-powered train, the Cityjet eco is an alternative for non-electrified rail lines primarily served at present with diesel-powered passenger trains. Battery operation can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50 percent compared to diesels. Following extensive testing of the train, it is expected to first be used in passenger service in the second half of 2019.

How digitalization is shaping the future of mobility – digital station and cloud based signaling

Rail and road infrastructures have long since reached their limits in many metropolitan regions. Today, over half of the world's population already lives in cities, and by 2050, an additional 2.5 billion people will live in megacities and urban regions worldwide.

New trains for Berlin's S-Bahn

S-Bahn Berlin GmbH has signed a framework contract with the consortium of Stadler Pankow GmbH and Siemens for the delivery of up to 1,380 vehicles. A firm order was placed for the first 106 trains. The 85 four-section and 21 two-section trains have a high triple-digit million-euro order volume. S-Bahn Berlin, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, plans to use the new trains on the Ringbahn lines (S 41 and S 42) as well as on the system's southeastern feeder lines S 47, S 46 and S 8. These lines comprise roughly one-third of the entire S-Bahn network in Berlin. The first ten vehicles will be ready to enter service as of 2020. Subsequently, all remaining vehicles will be delivered continuously to the Berlin system up to 2023. The vehicles will be manufactured and assembled at the Berlin plant operated by Stadler Pankow GmbH.

Joint press release by Siemens, Stadler Pankow GmbH and Deutsche Bahn (September 18, 2018)

  • Manufacturer's consortium presents train at the InnoTrans – S-Bahn train also open to the public on the weekend
Today at InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, the manufacturer's consortium of Stadler and Siemens and S-Bahn Berlin presented the first "half train" for German capital's new S-Bahn fleet. The four-car train will begin operation in 2021 on Berlin's Ring/Southeast network.

The Rhine-Ruhr-Express boosts the quality of life in the Ruhr area

The century project "Rhine-Ruhr-Express" (RRX) is good news for millions of commuters in the most populated region of Europe. At the end of 2018 the first trains with a top speed up to 160 kilometers per hour will be in transit in the greater area Rhine-Ruhr. Siemens does not only deliver the trains but is also commissioned with the maintenance for 32 years. Thus, Siemens ensures the daily availability of the operating fleet.

New locomotives "Vectron Dual Mode" and "Smartron" – sustainable and economical solution for freight transport

Siemens Mobility will be presenting new locomotives at the InnoTrans 2018:
The Vectron Dual Mode can be operated as both a diesel and electric locomotive. On electrified sections of track, the new locomotive is powered by electricity to save fuel and reduce maintenance costs. The locomotive can be switched to diesel mode on non-electrified sections. The Vectron Dual Mode concept enables operators to increase their sustainable value throughout the locomotive's lifecycle.
The Smartron is tailored for a specific transport function and utilizes all the advantages provided by standardization. As a preconfigured locomotive, the Smartron has been conceived for transporting freight in Germany and ensures customers cost-efficient operation and the highest safety standards.

Press Releases

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility sign a cooperation agreement for the Ideas Train

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility entered into an agreement to collaborate on the DB Regio Ideas Train today at InnoTrans, the leading trade fair for rail and transport technology. The agreement signed today makes the Ideas Train available as a platform for partners in the vehicle industry to test components and prototypes. Siemens Mobility is the first system manufacturer to sign up.
The partnership aims to merge components from the two companies and develop the Ideas Train platform to create a travel experience with digital features that is designed to meet the target group's needs.


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