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Honored: Digital S-Bahn in Hamburg wins
the German Mobility Award

Ronald Pofalla, CEO Infrastructure at DB: “We can help alleviate the climate change only by providing reliable, convenient, and comfortable rail services. This is exactly what we are doing with the digitization of the Hamburg S-Bahn: We are making rail travel better for our passengers. I’m really pleased that this project has been honored with the German Mobility Award, and I congratulate the team on their impressive commitment and innovative spirit. The new technology marks yet another milestone for digital rail in Germany and is a decisive move for step change in mobility.” 
Dr. Anjes Tjarks, Hamburg Senator for Transport and Mobility Transition: “Hamburg is actively promoting future rail transport by introducing innovative technologies in the pilot Digital S-Bahn project. The technology provides a solution that will enable the city’s S-Bahn network to grow. Over the long term, we want to equip the entire Hamburg S-Bahn system with this technology. The Senate is already investing €400 million in new trains that are being delivered with the new digital technology. My warmest congratulations to the team for their impressive work.” 
Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility: “I’m really pleased that the Hamburg Digital S-Bahn has been honored with the German Mobility Award. By conducting successful, highly automated test operations in the European Train Control System (ATO via ETCS) in Hamburg, we have reached an important milestone in the digitization of Germany’s rail transport in record time. Automated rail operation enables significantly higher operating frequencies and thus passenger capacity, improves the stability of timetable scheduling, and ensures lower energy consumption by optimizing driving profiles. With this project, Hamburg is a pioneer for digitized operation in Germany’s mass transit and mainline rail transport.” 
The project will demonstrate digitized train operation on a 23-kilometer route in Hamburg’s
S-Bahn network. The first test runs have already been successful. The highly automated system is based on the future European ATO standard operating with the Europe-wide European Train Control System (ETCS). Train crews monitor operations. The project costs of €60 million are being shared by the city of Hamburg, Siemens Mobility and Deutsche Bahn.

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Source: Deutschland - Land der Ideen
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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Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

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