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Complete solution from a single source: Siemens Mobility digitalizes interlocking in North-Rhine Westphalia by end of 2021

“The new digital interlocking will reduce disruptions in operations and provide the basis for rail automation and improved rail mobility. Passengers, freight, and the environment will benefit from this upgrade,” said Gerhard Greiter, CEO of Region Northeast Europe at Siemens Mobility. “We’re ready to apply our extensive know-how to make an important contribution to the digitalization of Germany’s rail network.”
The Finnentrop interlocking controls around 60 kilometers of rail line. Once the interlocking system is installed, the section’s entire control and safety technology will be digitally operated from a control center. As general contractor for the project, Siemens Mobility is covering the entire value chain from planning to completion. By relying on a complete solution from a single source, the project can be quickly implemented by the end of 2021. 
Siemens Mobility is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of rail infrastructure digitalization. In Germany, for example, the company has already done important pioneering work with its digital interlockings in Annaberg-Buchholz and Warnemünde. Siemens Mobility will also digitalize Norway’s complete rail network, comprised of around 4,200 kilometers of track and 375 railway stations, by 2034.

In September 2020, Deutsche Bahn, the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), and the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) agreed to accelerate the implementation of Germany’s digital interlocking projects by 2021. This accelerated program is being financed with funds from the federal government’s corona economic stimulus package. The Finnentrop interlocking is part of this program.
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Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.1 billion and had around 38,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:
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