The photo artist Herlinde Koelbl presents her international “Fascination of Science” project for the first time. She portrays 60 renowned Nobel Prize winners and scientists. Siemens Arts Program supports the project. The opening ceremony will take place at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin on October 2, in the presence of the artist and the Managing Board of Siemens AG.
Siemens announced today that it has started a 15-year technical support and spare parts supply agreement with the U.S. passenger rail operator Amtrak for its 70 new Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives in operation on the Northeast Corridor. This is Siemens' largest technical support contract for passenger locomotives to-date in the U.S. In 2010, Amtrak ordered 70 Amtrak Cities Sprinter electric locomotives from Siemens. The first locomotives are already in passenger service.