- 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.
- 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.
- 22 trains from Siemens Mobility and Bozankaya in passenger service
- Enhanced passenger experience and more capacity
In Bangkok, Thailand, all 22 metro trains delivered by the consortium of Siemens Mobility and Turkish railway manufacturer Bozankaya are now in operation on the existing BTS (Skytrain System) Green Lines including its extensions. The last train entered service on the inaugurated Green Line extensions in October 2019. By the 4th of December 2019, Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) will commence passenger service on the newly completed section of the Green Line from Kheha Station to Kasetsart University Station. In total, 22 four-car trains have been delivered with the scope of Siemens Mobility delivering bogies, drive and brake systems, auxiliary services as well as the project management, engineering, design and commissioning of the trains. The trains were built at the Bozankaya plant in Ankara, Turkey. Siemens Mobility will maintain the trains over a period of 16 years.
signaling means seamless transition to automated train operation (ATO)
- Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)
stations and 20 trains will be equipped
Mobility, along with consortium partners ST Engineering and BES Engineering
Corporation, has been awarded a contract to deliver the signaling and
communications for two new stations at Taoyuan Airport terminal three. The
airport currently services more than 45 million passengers and with the opening
of terminal three capacity is expected to grow to up to 86 million passengers
per year. The mass transit system will provide access to the terminal for both current
and future passengers. Siemens Mobility will provide the signaling system,
which will include CBTC that will allow for automated train operations (ATO).
Two stations, with an option for a third, and 20 trains will be equipped. The
first station will be commissioned in September 2022, the second is planned for
in June 2024.
- Railsystems RP GmbH orders two locomotives from Siemens Mobility
- Sustainable concept: a combined diesel and electric locomotive
- Delivery at the end of 2020
Railsystems RP GmbH has ordered two Vectron Dual Mode locomotives from Siemens Mobility, marking the first order for the new locomotive that can be operated either as a diesel or electric unit. Siemens Mobility first presented the concept at the InnoTrans 2018.
- VAG Nürnberg orders 12 Avenio trams
- Option for up to 75 additional trams
- Innovative interior concept for enhanced passenger comfort
Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg has ordered 12 four-section Avenio trams.
The contract includes options for a total of up to 75 additional trams. The
trams will serve on possible new lines or be used to expand VAG’s existing offering.
Commissioning is planned for the end of 2022.