As urban populations continue to grow, the need to provide
reliable and efficient transportation that allows passengers to connect
seamlessly door-to-door becomes more critical. From public transportation to
ride-sharing, bike-sharing and scooter-sharing, passengers are increasingly
looking for options that allow them to select their transportation options on
demand, planning and paying for their commutes in one easy-to-use application.
Together, Siemens Mobility, HaCon, eos.uptrade, Bytemark and Padam are
providing these digital solutions that are making commutes easier and faster.
- Siemens Mobility and Bytemark to provide new technology
- Will expand Smart Columbus operating system
- Public sector will manage passenger relationship for trip planning and ticket purchasing
- Enhanced passenger experience
Siemens Mobility announced it will work with Bytemark, a Siemens Mobility partially-owned subsidiary, to provide a common payment solution for Columbus, Ohio's Smart Columbus travel app – the first-ever platform managed by a city, rather than a transportation operator or private party in the United States. The single-payment system that allows for both public and private mobility services to be paid using a single account-based payment system.
Connected and self-driving vehicles are on the horizon. Autonomous taxis and minibuses could cover the last mile between homes and public mass transit and long-distance transport hubs, helping make private cars superfluous in cities and relieving congestion. In rail transport as well, fully automated systems and connectivity can help satisfy the rapidly growing demand for mobility. Making vehicles and infrastructure more intelligent can ensure better availability and make mobility safer. All this adds up to vastly improved urban environments.Siemens is working with municipalities, public transit authorities and research institutes to develop these transport concepts.
- New LRV’s will operate on Mid-Coast Trolley
- Completes the system’s transition to a fully
San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for 25 S700 Low-floor Light Rail Vehicles. These cars will operate the entire 53-mile double-tracked MTS light rail network, including on the 11-mile Mid-Coast Trolley extension, which is scheduled to open in 2021. It will extend San Diego's current Blue Line from the heart of downtown north to University of California San Diego and University Town Center. They will replace Siemens Mobility's high-floor SD100 LRVs which were manufactured in the 1990s. This purchase and subsequent purchases will make San Diego's fleet fully low-floor and accessible. Delivery of the new LRVs is expected in 2021.
- Oregon’s largest regional transit provider
- S700 light rail vehicle will replace city’s Type 1
- Digitalization increases vehicles’ value sustainably
over their lifecycle
- Contract includes options for up to 60 additional
Siemens Mobility won the latest Light Rail Vehicle
(LRV) contract from Portland's TriMet, Oregon's largest regional transit
provider. This order will replace TriMet's original 26 Type-1 vehicles, from
another manufacturer, with Siemens Mobility's new S700, a low-floor
state-of-the-art vehicle jointly developed by TriMet and Siemens Mobility. The
contract includes options for up to 60 additional LRVs, which would accommodate
additional vehicles needed for further service expansions such as the MAX Red Line
Extension to Fair Complex, and the Southwest Corridor. With the completion of this new purchase, TriMet's
LRV fleet will be a fully Siemens Mobility fleet - with the first delivery
expected in 2021.
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. The first Vectron was delivered in 2012. Siemens Mobility has sold over 800 Vectrons to date to a total of 42 customers. The Vectron fleet has accumulated more than 175 million kilometers of service so far. The locomotives are currently certified for operation in 18 countries. 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.
- Order for 20 Vectron MS locomotives including full service
- Deployment by SBB Cargo International on the Rhine-Alpine Corridor
- Option for 20 additional locomotives
Switzerland's SBB Cargo International AG has ordered 20 Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens Mobility in cooperation with SüdLeasing GmbH. The locomotives will be leased by SBB Cargo International to SüdLeasing through a long-term leasing plan with a flexible term. In addition, SBB Cargo International has acquired an option for 20 additional locomotives from Siemens Mobility.
- Manufacturers, operator and Federal Railway Authority agree on reworking concept
- Deutsche Bahn to begin immediately with acceptance and placing in service
- Reworking will be carried out during ongoing operation as part of the warranty of Bombardier Transportation
Deutsche Bahn will resume acceptance of further ICE 4 trains with immediate effect. Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation have reached an agreement with Deutsche Bahn (DB) and the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) on a reworking and testing concept for welds that were occasionally not executed in the specified quality on ICE 4 body shells. Since these deviations do not preclude safe operation, the affected cars can be used in passenger service. As a result of this agreement, five ICE 4 trains will be accepted by DB in the coming days and enter service. At that point, the customer will have 30 ICE 4 trains available. Subsequently, DB will continue receiving ICE 4 trains as planned and immediately place them in service.
The ICE 4 will be the backbone of the Deutsche Bahn's future long-distance network. In May 2011, the German national railway company concluded a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for up to 300 trainsets. At this time the largest train contract that Siemens has ever won in its nearly 170 years of corporate history.
The ICE 4 sets new standards in intercity traffic. A unique train concept has been developed, that means it can be individually adapted to the requirements of various transport tasks. The modular drive concept is based on independent Powercars with identical traction technology, resulting in more flexibility than ever before. High operational availability is guaranteed by a large number of reliable systems with high redundancy.
All in all, DB will be receiving 1,511 cars with which it can configure 50 12-car, 50 13-car and 37 7-car trainsets. DB will keep two end cars in reserve. The 12-car and 13-car trainsets will be operated in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The shorter 7-car trains are planned for use in Germany and Austria.