- 20 Mireo Plus B battery-powered trains for Baden-Württemberg
Maintenance contract for 29.5 years
- Delivery of trains by June 2023
Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) has ordered 20 Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility. The two-car electric trainsets with 120 seats can operate on rail routes with or without overhead power lines thanks to their battery hybrid drive, and are scheduled to operate in Network 8 of the Ortenau regional system. The contract also includes maintenance of the trains by Siemens Mobility for a period of just under 30 years. State Minister for Transport Winfried Hermann said: “This marks the first time battery-powered trains will be used in the state. With this innovative technology, the electrification of rail routes without continuous overhead power lines will also be possible.”
- DB Regio orders 18 three-part Mireo trainsets from Siemens Mobility
- Service in the Lausitz regional network
- Enhanced passenger comfort, barrier-free convenience and higher capacity
DB Regio has ordered 18 three-part Mireo trainsets from Siemens for service in the Lausitz regional network in the states of Brandenburg and Saxony. On December 17, 2019, DB Regio was awarded the contract for the Lausitz network by the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB) on behalf of the State of Brandenburg and the Zweckverband für den Nahverkehrsraum Leipzig (ZVNL).
- ÖBB orders 11 new Desiro ML trains from Siemens Mobility
- By the end of 2021, a total of 200 ML ÖBB Cityjets will be in service
- Further trains will be retrofitted with ETCS to ensure highest safety standards
ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) is calling up eleven trains from the existing framework contract for 200 Desiro ML trains from Siemens Mobility, thereby completing the contract. When the new trains are delivered by the end of 2021, a total of 200 Desiro ML ÖBB Cityjets will be in service and substantially enhance the quality of travel for passengers. Equipped with WLAN, air conditioning, power outlets, tables for opposite seats and many other amenities, the trains offer local commuters all the comforts and conveniences that previously were only available on long-distance trains.
- Capacity of Toulouse metro Line A doubled by increasing train lengths from 26 to 52 meters
- Siemens and Tisséo worked through 1,000 nights to complete project on time without interrupting service
- World premiere for a fully automated VAL metro
Tisséo Collectivités, the transport network of Toulouse, inaugurated the new “XXL” Line A in its metro system. Awarded in November 2015, the “My Line A in XXL” project aimed to double metro capacity by increasing train lengths from 26 to 52 meters with 4-car rather than 2-car trains. The new trains can now carry up to 320 passengers, increasing the daily capacity of Line A from 220,000 to 400,000 passengers. The goal is to eventually reach an operating interval of 75 seconds between each train during peak hours to reduce waiting times and improve passenger experience in France’s fourth largest city.
To whom it may concern,
First of all, I do want to thank you for the countless
mails, social media engagements and personal meetings over this important matter.
The vast majority has been addressing their concerns clearly and with respect.
For me, this only underscored the importance and the need to diligently look
into the issue at hand. Especially, the messages I’ve received from Australian
people have moved me personally, when they described that their homes and their
country is burning and suffering from these terrible fires.
Even though we do not have clear evidence that the wildfires
and this project are directly connected, I feel empathy for all those, who
spoke up and warned about worsening conditions. Siemens, as one of the first companies
to have pledged carbon neutrality by 2030, fundamentally shares the goal of
making fossil fuels redundant to our economies over time.
Kicking off 2020, Siemens Mobility will participate in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a preeminent gathering place for the most innovative minds and organizations, taking place in Las Vegas, January 6-10, 2020. Under the motto of “Connecting people through seamless mobility”, Siemens Mobility will be showcasing a variety of digital innovations from its intelligent traffic systems and intermodal solutions.
Siemens Mobility delivers innovative solution-driven technology that enhances quality of life: making communities more sustainable and better places to live, work and play. Contributing to the next mobility revolution, comprehensive traffic management systems are shaping an autonomous, connected, electric and shared mobility ecosystem.
- Intelligent infrastructure used on three bus routes in Manhattan and Brooklyn
- Helps ease congestion and improve efficiency
- Sophisticated solution identifies violations and length of stay
Siemens Mobility has successfully launched an Automatic Bus Lane Enforcement (ABLE) solution in New York City, representing the first-ever application of this technology to be mounted on buses. The ABLE systems are installed on M15 Select Bus Service buses that operate on bus lanes benefitting more than 44,000 daily customers. The technology is playing a key part in New York City’s drive to improve bus speed and efficiency and to keep traffic moving on the city’s congested streets.
- Seven four-car Desiro Mainline trainsets ordered
- To serve in the Verkehrsgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern rail network
- Subsequent capacity expansion to four-car trainsets ensures sustainable value creation over the entire lifecycle
Alpha Trains, the European continent’s largest leasing company for rail rolling stock, has ordered seven Desiro Mainline (ML) regional trains from Siemens Mobility. Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH (ODEG) will lease the trains for service in the rail network Baltic coast east operated from December 2019 onwards by the ODEG on behalf of Verkehrsgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (VMV). The production has already started at the Siemens Mobility train manufacturing facility in Krefeld. “Alpha Trains ordered the Desiro ML as its first customer many years ago and we are pleased that this proven and reliable platform is also used for this project” said Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of Alpha Trains Europa GmbH.
- ETCS approval for Baseline 3 in Germany and Sweden
- Improved availability thanks to intelligent infrastructure
- Approval for other countries to follow
Germany’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) has approved the Vectron locomotive for operating in Germany with the European Train Control System (ETCS) Baseline 3. Approval for Sweden has already been received. Additional countries will follow.