Fraport AG, operator of the Frankfurt Airport, has commissioned Siemens, lead in a consortium with Max Bögl Group and Keolis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, to deliver a fully automated Airval people mover. The Airval will connect the Terminal 2 with the new Terminal 3 and the Station at Terminal 1. The line will be 5.6 kilometers long, and have two tracks and three stations. Siemens will deliver 12 fully automated two-car trains equipped with GoA4 Communication Based Train Control Trainguard MT CBTC, the trackwork equipment, the station platform doors, communication system, depot equipment and the power supply system. In addition, Siemens will take over the operation and maintenance of the system for five years with an option to extend service for another five years. The Airval system will be designed and developed at Siemens' Val world center of competence in Toulouse, France. The fully automated people mover is scheduled to begin service at the Frankfurt Airport in 2023.
warming, energy dependency and rising costs are among the most urgent problems
of our time. Hydrogen can play a key role in Germany’s energy future. The
community of Wunsiedel in Upper Franconia is showing how that is possible. In
Wunsiedel, one of Germany’s largest green hydrogen generation plants has now
been commissioned with the help of Siemens technology.
(DB) and Siemens Mobility are driving forward the climate-friendly transition
in transport and are testing the use of hydrogen for rail for the first time.
The aim is to test a completely new overall system consisting of a newly
developed train and a newly designed filling station.
Siemens Mobility to install a 2,000 km state-of-the-art high-speed rail network that will connect 60 cities throughout the country with trains that can operate up to 230 km/h. The integrated system will create the 6ᵗʰ largest high-speed rail network in the world, and will provide 90% of Egyptians access to a modern, safe, and affordable transportation system. The fully electrified network will cut carbon emissions by 70% compared to current car or bus transport, further supporting Egypt’s efforts in transforming its mobility to a more sustainable one. Siemens Mobility will deliver 41 Velaro high-speed trains, 94 Desiro High Capacity regional train sets, and 41 Vectron freight locomotives. This contract also includes the development of eight depots and yards and 15 years of maintenance.
Siemens Mobility's Vectron locomotives are used for both freight and passenger service. During the development of the locomotive, the focus was on providing a future-proof design, investment security, environmental compatibility, fungibility, retrofitting capability and convertibility. The Vectron can be delivered as a purely electrical version for operating with alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) power systems as well as a multisystem (MS) variant in the power classes 5.2 MW, 5.6 MW and 6.4 MW. Along with the desired national train control system, the locomotives can also be equipped with the latest European Train Control System (ETCS). The locomotives are built in the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. For freight transport in Germany, Siemens Mobility also offers the Smartron standard locomotive and the Vectron Dual Mode, a combination of diesel and electric locomotive.
Siemens AG has
launched an open digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator, to accelerate
digital transformation and value creation for customers of all sizes in
industry, buildings, grids and mobility. The business platform makes digital
transformation easier, faster and scalable.
Siemens Mobility delivers
73 Velaro MS high-speed trains (ICE 3neo) for Deutsche Bahn. The first train of
the ICE 3neo fleet started passenger service on December 5, 2022, just two and
a half years after the first order.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens Mobility have
developed the world’s first train that operates by itself in rail traffic. Dr.
Richard Lutz, CEO of DB, and Dr. Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG, together with
Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, presented the train on the 11th
October 2021 as it made its premiere run as part of the Digital S-Bahn Hamburg
October 2019, Siemens Mobility and ViP (Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH) have been
jointly researching a fully automated tram depot. One year before, the
cooperation partners presented a test vehicle of an autonomous tram at
InnoTrans 2018. On this basis, the consortium started further research together
with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Institute for Climate
Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) and Codewerk GmbH. The market readiness
of the autonomous tram in the depot is planned for 2026.
The three-year project called “AStriD” (Autonomous Tram in Depot) is funded by the Federal Ministry for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of its “Modernity Fund” (mFUND) research initiative.