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Siemens Mobility delivers Line B of the Rennes metro

"Siemens Mobility France had already equipped the first metro line of the city of Rennes with its VAL system. Today, together with Rennes Métropole, we are proud to inaugurate the new Line B equipped with the latest generation of Cityval automated driverless metro, which will strengthen the city’s ability to offer low-carbon emission mobility,” said Laurent Bouyer, President of Siemens Mobility France. “Designed at our world center of expertise in Toulouse, the Cityval deployed in Rennes showcases the quality of our products and the skills of our teams worldwide.”
As part of this turnkey contract, Siemens Mobility provided the entire system engineering, delivered, and implemented the Cityval rolling stock (25 trainsets, initially consisting of two cars), the automated train control system, the track system, the electrification, the platform doors, the operating control center (OCC), the garage workshop facilities, as well as the radio communication and real-time video transmission in the stations and onboard the trains. Siemens Mobility is also providing the services for operations and maintenance of the system, including the training of personnel, instructions, spare parts, and documentation.
Building on 40 years of innovation, Siemens Mobility's VAL flagship product system continues to evolve with the Cityval. Its fully automated intermediate capacity transport system is ideal for medium-sized cities that want to offer low-carbon mobility.
The Cityval provides many advantages:
Performance: 60 second minimum intervals between trains and high acceleration capacity.
Scalability: The possibility to add a third car during its operation, thus considerably increasing the capacity of the transport system without having to build new infrastructures.
Passenger experience: The vehicle includes wide doors for better access to platforms, configurations that ease the passenger movement within trains, large windows from floor to ceiling that increases luminosity, video surveillance and real-time passenger information.
Easy urban integration: The vehicle can handle steep slopes (up to 10%) and tight curves.
Cost optimization: Innovations in the concrete slab, guiding rail and switches allow for cost optimization over the project’s entire life cycle (infrastructure and maintenance costs).
Sustainability: Its energy consumption is reduced thanks to the management of the movement of automated trains enabled by the CBTC automatic system. The 100% electric braking system enables energy savings of up to 15% with virtually no particle emissions.

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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 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 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.2 billion and had around 39,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:
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Chris Mckniff

Siemens Mobility GmbH

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