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Siemens Mobility and Stadler consortium wins contract to modernize and upgrade the Lisbon Metro

“We are excited about this contract, and proud to have the chance, in partnership with Siemens Mobility, to support Lisbon Metro in its efforts to modernize the fleet. Stadler has recently won major metro projects in Europe and the US. This latest contract confirms the success of our strategy and positions us as a global reference in providing solutions for sustainable urban mobility”, states Ansgar Brockmeyer, Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales at Stadler Group. 
Andre Rodenbeck, CEO Rail Infrastructure at Siemens Mobility, said: “Siemens Mobility, together with our partner Stadler, are proud to have been appointed to deliver the modernization and optimization services for Lisbon Metro. Siemens Mobility’s CBTC system will increase reliability, availability and efficiency of the service delivered by Lisbon Metro, while also complying with the high standards of quality and safety required by the operator. We are pleased to contribute our technology and know-how to this important mobility project that will increase passenger experience for the residents of Lisbon.”
The contract includes technical training for operation and maintenance, as well as preventive and corrective maintenance of all equipment for the first three years, and a supply of spares and consumables for preventive maintenance for a further two years. The supply period agreed is 77 months, with provisional acceptance planned for 2027.
Stadler will design the vehicles using a modular methodology to better facilitate maintenance. Its stainless-steel car body ensures the vehicles are lightweight and strong. Three double doors per side and carriage will enable passengers to get on and off quickly and easily.
The 14 three-car trains will initially be fitted with CBTC GoA2 but will have the ability to be upgraded to GoA4, so the service can be fully automated in future. Trains will be powered by third rail at 750 V. The 49.6m long and 2.78m wide vehicles will have 90 seats arranged longitudinally, two places for wheelchair users, and standing capacity for 450 people. The new rolling stock will increase comfort and accessibility for passengers, as well as provide enhanced communications, safety, and video surveillance systems. 
Siemens Mobility CBTC signaling technology provides real-time data on vehicle position and speed conditions operating in moving block principle, allowing system operators to safely increase the number of vehicles on a rail line. This results in greater frequency of train arrivals and allows more passengers to be accommodated on the system. This is the most extensively deployed automatic train control system in the world and is currently being used in Singapore, Turkey, Brazil, Spain, and China.

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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 €9.1billion and had around 38,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:
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Stadler has been manufacturing trains for 75 years. The provider of rail vehicle construction solutions has its headquarters in Bussnang in eastern Switzerland. It has a workforce of around 12,300 based in various production and engineering locations as well as more than 40 service locations. The company is conscious of its social responsibility for sustainable transport, and thus produces innovative, sustainable, and durable quality goods. Stadler offers a broad range of products in the railway and urban transport sectors: high-speed trains, long-distance, regional, and local trains, metros, trams, and streetcars. It also supplies mainline locomotives, shunting locomotives, and passenger coaches. Stadler is the world’s leading manufacturer of rack rail vehicles. Further information is available at:
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