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Siemens Mobility to upgrade and modernize 450 km of the Taiwan rail network

“Siemens Mobility is delighted to have been selected to upgrade a significant portion of the rail network in Taiwan. Our state-of-the-art signaling and interlocking technology will augment operations throughout the network by increasing service reliability and availability, which will enhance the passenger experience,” said Andre Rodenbeck, CEO of Rail Infrastructure at Siemens Mobility. “This important project further underscores our leading position in the field for delivering automated and digital signaling systems that increases the safety and capacity of rail travel.” 
Siemens Mobility will provide its EI system Trackguard Westrace Mk II, a highly flexible, microprocessor-based interlocking system suitable for both urban and mainline rail, which has been proven in over 1,200 applications worldwide. With versatility in configuration, flexible architecture, enhanced processing power, and multitude of connectivity possibilities, Trackguard Westrace Mk II offers railway operators real benefits in terms of total cost of ownership, improved punctuality, and greater capacity. 
For maintenance, Siemens Mobility will utilize the OMNES predictive maintenance solution, an innovative digital services platform for railway signaling. OMNES unifies all maintenance tools on a single platform in a secure and customizable way by using the most advanced methods of digitalization. By minimizing and anticipating the impact of incidents, OMNES improves the overall efficiency of operations, with the aim of ensuring 100% service availability.
Siemens Mobility will also bring added value to this project through the usage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology. BIM technology enhances the design process by enabling the digital recording of an entire rail network and uses digital models of a setting to record and manage relevant information and data. In addition, Siemens Mobility will install a prototype station with an interlocking based on the Distributed Smart Safe System (DS3), an innovative and digitalized safety platform, which enables the usage of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) server hardware and offers advantages like a geographical redundancy and limitless scalability. 
The rail network managed by the TRA spans approximately 1,110 km and carries over 232 million passengers and 7.7 million metric tons of freight each year, linking the cities to the countryside. This is in addition to the separately managed high-speed rail that covers 350 km along the west coast, linking the capital Taipei to the southern city of Kaohsiung, and 131 km of mass transit in Taipei. The combination of metropolitan mass rapid transit systems with mainline rail forms a highly efficient rail-based transportation network.

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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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Chris Mckniff

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