The world’s largest trade fair for transport technology – InnoTrans – will be held in Berlin from September 20 to 23. Siemens Mobility will showcase its products in hub 27, booth 230 and in the outdoor exhibition area.
Rail is seen as the game-changer in combating climate change – and digitalization will play a major role in managing the growing demand for mobility. Digital technologies, services and innovations allow for better availability, more punctuality and better utilization of trains, which benefits the operator and the customer.
motto “Destination digital” at InnoTrans, Siemens Mobility presents four
crucial levers for supporting its customers in providing sustainable,
comfortable, and cost-effective rail traffic: lifecycle cost optimized rail
infrastructure and rolling stock, 100% system availability, maximized network
capacity and optimized customer experience and processes.
InnoTrans 2022, September 20-23, 2022, Messe Berlin, hub27, booth 230
- Siemens Mobility presents Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform
- Fair highlights: Next-generation hydrogen train Mireo Plus H; infrastructure in the cloud; 100% system availability with Railigent X; unique software portfolio Mobility Software Suite X
- Motto of the company’s show: “Destination Digital”
Siemens Mobility is presenting its new digital business platform Siemens Xcelerator at InnoTrans 2022. Siemens Xcelerator is an open digital business platform with the ambition to create a powerful ecosystem of partners who can jointly accelerate digital transformation and sustainability in mobility at scale. By opening interfaces for all participants of the mobility ecosystem, Siemens Xcelerator helps connect the real with the digital worlds – a first-of-its-kind innovation in the rail industry.
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.
- Latin America’s first fully automated metro line (GoA 4)
- Siemens Mobility digitalized CBTC technology installed across entire 15 km of track,11 stations, and 29 trains
- Automated signaling provides greater availability, enhanced operations, and passenger experience
ViaQuatro has successfully begun full operation of São Paulo’s entire Metro Line 4 with Siemens Mobility’s Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling. Since its first stretch opened in 2010, it has been the first fully automated metro line in South America that can operate with GoA 4, the highest grade of automation that allows trains to be automatically controlled and operated. The digitalized and optimized system allows for a more efficient and centralized control of operations, while also increasing the safety, availability, and capacity across the entire network.
Siemens Mobility has handed over the 100th ICE
4 to Deutsche Bahn. The train was christened “Rheinland-Pfalz” at the official
ceremony held in Mainz today, attended by Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche
Bahn AG, Dr. Michael Peterson, DB Board Member for Long Distance Passenger
Transport, Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and
Transport, Malu Dreyer, Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate, and Dr.
Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG.
“We are pleased that the ICE 4 is the backbone of DB’s long-distance transport and thank our customer for their trust. Our trains help DB make rail transport more attractive and protect the environment. The fact that we have delivered 100 ICE 4s shows that we have the right portfolio for high-speed transport. Moreover, the ICE secures thousands of jobs in Germany,” said Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG.
DB will receive a total of 137 ICE 4 trains in various configurations by the end of 2024. In addition to the 50 12-car trains that have already been delivered, 19 of the 37 ordered 7-car trains are already in use, such as on the ICE line between Cologne and Berlin. 33 13-car XXL ICE trains, of which DB has ordered 50, have also been added to the fleet since February 2021. The 13-car trains have almost 1,000 seats, more than ever before in an ICE and five times more than in a medium-haul airplane. Siemens Mobility delivers a new ICE 4 every three weeks. At this rate, DB will be able to expand its capacity by another 11,000 ICE 4 seats by the end of this year.
- Siemens Mobility delivers Vectron AC locomotives
- Contract includes maintenance for eight years
Reichmuth & Co Investment Management AG has ordered 35 Vectron AC locomotives from Siemens Mobility through its investment vehicle LokRoll 3 AG. LokRoll 3 will lease the locomotives to SBB Cargo for eight years through its asset manager Northrail GmbH, which it commissioned for the deal. The entire transaction was arranged and structured by Paribus Rail Investment Management GmbH. The lease also includes local maintenance of the locomotives by Siemens Mobility for eight years. The Vectrons will be manufactured at the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach and delivered in 2024.
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 Mobility GmbH achieved the ISO 27001 certification on July 1, 2022. The ISO 27001 certification encompasses 20 Siemens Mobility locations in Germany with more than 9,000 employees and involves Siemens Mobility Business Units, such as Rolling Stock, Rail Infrastructure, Turnkey Systems and Customer Services and all disciplines, including procurement, development, production and project management. ISO 27001 is an internationally acknowledged standard specifying cybersecurity requirements that organizations must fulfill and to which they must adapt. Increasing digitalization brings benefits – as well as the need for adequate protection against cyberattacks. Rail operators face new cyber threats and cyber laws are giving rise to new requirements. Siemens Mobility offers secured products and solutions that are integrated into one holistic security architecture and provide security services. With these, Siemens Mobility secures rail systems from end to end throughout the complete lifecycle. The ISO 27001 certification is another building block in the protection of the entire development and production lifecycle for mobility systems. The ISO 27001 certification is a milestone for Siemens Mobility on the way to digitising the rail industry.
- First order for multisystem locomotives with XLoad equipment package
- XLoad enables significantly higher trailer loads
- Contract includes locomotives and their maintenance
Switzerland’s SBB Cargo International AG, in cooperation with SüdLeasing GmbH, has ordered 20 Vectron multisystem locomotives equipped with the XLoad package from Siemens Mobility. SBB Cargo International will lease the locomotives from SüdLeasing under a long-term rental plan with a flexible term. The contract also includes maintenance of the locomotives by Siemens Mobility. Vectron XLoad is an equipment package developed to improve traction performance and increase trailer loads. With this XLoad option, for example, operators on the North-South Corridor will be able to use only one rather than two four-axle locomotives for a train. The Vectrons are designed for a maximum operating speed of 160 km/h. The locomotives will be delivered beginning in 2024.
- Siemens completes sale of mail and
parcel business to Körber
- Further step in simplifying Siemens’
The sale of
Siemens Logistics’ mail and parcel business to the Körber Group closed
successfully on July 1. In February 2022, Siemens had announced the
contract signing for the sale of the mail and parcel business to the Körber
Group for €1.15 billion (enterprise value).