Siemens Mobility is supplying 21 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives to Deutsche Bahn. This is the first deployment of the Vectron Dual Mode in passenger transport. The locomotives are intended for trips to Sylt in the north and Oberstdorf in the south of Germany.
Siemens Mobility and Cattron presented the
next development phase of the government-funded research project Autonomous
Tram in Depot today at InnoTrans 2022: remote train operation (RTO). The world
premiere marks the next critical milestone for RTO in the project and was
successfully presented today to the project organizer TÜV Rheinland at the
depot of the public transportation company ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH.
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 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.
Cooperation on condition-based and predictive maintenance is extended to the end of 2024 and now also includes 130 Vectron locomotives
The central artery of the Copenhagen S-train network is now in operation
with a new Communications-Based Train Control System (CBTC) provided by Siemens
Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft orders 14 more Avenio trams for Nuremberg, setting
the course for a transition in mobility. The stated goal is to strengthen
public transport in the Franconian metropolis. To this end, over the next few years,
the frequency of service will be increased, new lines will be built, and new
services will be created for Nuremberg's passengers.
After the initial
order for 12 vehicles in 2019, VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft took the option
included in the contract and is expanding the fleet to a total of 26 trams.
Since November, the first Avenio Nuremberg has been completing the necessary
test runs at the Siemens Mobility Test Center in Wegberg-Wildenrath. Passenger
service is scheduled to start in summer 2022.
On October 22, 2021 the 1000th Vectron locomotive left the
plant at Munich-Allach, where the locomotives are built. The locomotive is
destined for Danish State Railways DSB. To date, Siemens Mobility has sold 1,122
Vectron locomotives to 57 customers in 16 countries. The Vectron fleet has so
far accumulated more than 500 million kilometers in service. The locomotives
based on the Vectron platform are approved for operation in 20 European
The state of Baden-Württemberg has ordered three Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility. The battery-electric trains will ensure locally emission-free traffic on the new Hermann-Hesse-Bahn between Renningen and Calw from 2023. Siemens Mobility will additionally take over maintenance of the trains over their entire service life. By being equipped with the latest European Train Control System, the Mireo Plus B trains are equipped for ETCS Level 2 operation. This new standard offers more track capacity, greater punctuality as well as interoperability in cross-border rail traffic. The reorder option became possible as part of a past order for 20 Mireo Plus B for the Ortenau network in 2020.