Shifting freight transport to rail has its limitations. Therefore, a share of this transport will need to be carried out by trucks that combine reliable service with minimum environmental impact. The eHighway system is twice as efficient as conventional internal combustion engines. This Siemens Mobility innovation supplies trucks with power from an overhead contact line. This reduces local air pollution and contributes significantly to the decarbonization of the transport sector.
Siemens has recently been contacted by groups and individuals expressing their opinion on the Adani Carmichael coal mine project in Queensland, Australia. After a competitive tender process, we can now confirm that Siemens has been awarded a contract to deliver rail signaling systems for the Carmichael Rail Network. The digital system is designed to keep the trains running safely and efficiently. The mine has received the necessary approvals from the Australian regulators – including stringent environmental approvals – and has the support of the country’s major political parties. While we understand why people focus on this one project, we follow a broader approach in order to fight climate change and supply people around the world with affordable and reliable electricity.
The breath-taking rise of Bangkok to become a leading business center in Asia created a basic challenge for the city to ensure the mobility of millions of people. Before 1999, people used to take a bus, motorcycle or taxi for almost 80 per cent of their daily travel needs. This created congestion in large parts of Bangkok's infrastructure, making traffic jams a daily occurrence. The travel speed in downtown Bangkok was usually less than ten kilometers per hour. This not only affected the mobility of the commuters but had also an impact on the quality of life. Without a working rapid transit and mainline traffic concept, Thailand's capital was bound to grind to a standstill.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.