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Siemens to deliver 22 metro trains for Bangkok

Siemens to deliver 22 metro trains for Bangkok

Siemens to deliver 22 metro trains for Bangkok

"We have enjoyed a successful collaboration with BTSC over many years. With the new trains, we will be seamlessly continuing our success story in Bangkok. Specially designed high-capacity trains will enable the line to transport the over one million passengers a day that has been forecast," said Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Mobility Division.
Thailand's capital of Bangkok is considered to be one of the most important economic centers in the entire Asia-Pacific region. The Bangkok Metropolitan Region is the attractive urban heart of the country and has a population of nearly 20 million. The Region's population is steadily growing, and the World Bank expects that roughly 60 percent of the country's population will live in and around Bangkok by mid-century – possibly ten million more residents than today. The city faces the enormous challenge of securing the mobility of its residents. To meet this challenge, Bangkok's city and transportation planners developed an ambitious master plan back in 1994: the Bangkok Mass Transit Development Plan with over a dozen new metro and light rail lines. By 2021, plans aim at increasing the use of public transport systems from 40 percent at present to 60 percent. This ambitious target requires the systematic expansion of the city's mass transit rail lines.
The Siemens Mobility Division conceived and implemented the first three high-capacity mass transit rail systems for Bangkok that are the basis for the system's further expansion. The BTS (Bangkok Transit System) Skytrain elevated train system from Siemens, initially around 23 kilometers in length, was the first rapid transit system to be built in the Thai metropolis and has substantially reduced private transport since its inauguration in 1999. The system was subsequently extended by roughly 13 kilometers. The current two extension projects are adding a further 32 kilometers including 13 kilometers to the south of Sukhumvit Line with seven stations, and 19 kilometers to the north of Sukhumvit Line with 16 new stations, to increase the network's total length to around 68 kilometers. The south extension from Bearing to Samut Prakan is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. The north extension from Mo Chit to Khu Khot is planned to begin operation by 2020.

This press release and additional information are available at: www.siemens.com/press/bangkok
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

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