is controlled by digital technology and is fully automated. The driver remains
on the train to supervise the journey with passengers on board. Shunting, such
as turning the train around, is done without on-board personnel. Passengers benefit
from expanded rail services and greater punctuality.
are making rail transport more intelligent. Trains drive the perfect timetable
automatically, accurate to the second and energy-optimised," says Dr.
Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG. "This way, we are supporting our partner
Deutsche Bahn in its goal of making train travel more attractive and protecting
the climate. With our technology, our customers can transport up to 30 percent
more passengers, significantly improve punctuality and save more than 30
percent energy. The digital S-Bahn Hamburg marks a world premiere.”
technology has already been officially approved and, since it features open
interfaces, can immediately be used by operators worldwide for all types of
partners DB, Siemens Mobility, and the City of Hamburg have invested a total of
€60 million in the digital S-Bahn Hamburg, which is part of DB’s Digital Rail