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Munich, Feb 16, 2017
South-west Germany is counting on Siemens: from 2020 onward, DB Regio AG will be operating its Rhine Valley rail network exclusively with new trains from Siemens. The German Railways order covers 15 Desiro HC and 24 Mireo trains in total, and goes hand in hand with a restructuring of the rail transport services in the Rhine ValleyThere is a clear separation between a rapid train system for fast cross-regional services and a regional suburban rail system (S-Bahn) with stops at all stations.
Munich, Feb 16, 2017
Cities and urban centers are creaking under the strain of their ever-increasing population density. Even today, traffic on city streets crawls along at less than 20 kilometers an hour. No wonder, then, that so many people are turning to public regional and urban mass transit. Operators have their work cut out if they are to meet the growing demand for mobility. Mireo, the new regional and commuter platform from Siemens, has been developed specifically to fulfill these needs.
Munich, Jan 30, 2017
Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with Siemens for the delivery of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Under the contract, up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. A firm order for 30 MS locomotives was placed at the signing. The locomotives will be built in the Siemens plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. The first units are to be delivered beginning in summer of 2018.
Vienna, Dec 23, 2016
On December 15, 2016, Jörg Leichtfried, Austrian Minister for Transport, Innovation & Technology, gave the go-ahead for ordering 64 additional Cityjet trainsets. Today, on December 23, 2016, the contract has beens signed. A large share of them will operate in the eastern region of the country. With this order, ÖBB will offer service with modern, barrier-free and air conditioned electric trains in the region around Vienna beginning in 2020 – earlier than originally planned. The additional trains will be delivered successively from February 2018 to mid 2019. When the deliveries are completed, there will be a total of 156 Cityjet trains in service.
Munich, Oct 26, 2016
Dr. Thomas Spies, Mayor of the university town of Marburg, and Stefan Eckert, Head of the Siemens Division Mobility in South Germany, presented SiBike, the "green-wave-app" for cyclist, at a press event in Marburg, Germany. For decades cars have been whizzing through cites, unimpeded by constant stops at red lights. The phenomenon Germans call the Grüne Welle, or "green wave" (when a string of traffic lights turns green in sequence), has become an everyday occurrence in big cities, thanks to ingenious traffic control systems. Cyclists, however, constantly have to put on the brakes for red phases. Now, those days are over. Thanks to Siemens technology, cyclists can now experience the joy of the green wave on German streets.
Munich, Oct 25, 2016
Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens are launching a pilot application for the predictive servicing and maintenance of the high-speed Velaro D (Series 407 ICE 3) trains. Impending faults and malfunctions as well as the sources of these problems will be identified at an early point by means of digitalized data analysis, and recommendations for vehicle maintenance then derived from this data.
Berlin, Oct 04, 2016
The new S-Bahn, the mass transit rail system for Berlin and the surrounding region of Brandenburg, is taking visible shape. A mere ten months after the order was placed for a new generation of trains, the manufacturing consortium of Siemens/Stadler presented a full-scale walk-through car model. The model provides a realistic mock-up of the car front and side. Doorways and the interior passenger space are completely constructed and equipped with all foreseen functions. (Copyright of the picture: DB/Neuhold)
Berlin, Sep 20, 2016
Our world is becoming increasingly digitalized – influencing everything from our communication with one another to the way we develop, produce and consume goods and services. The digitalization megatrend has not bypassed the rail sector. Siemens has kept pace here, too, and will be exhibiting at the Innotrans 2016 with a focus on the digital transformation of rail transport. The world's largest trade fair for transport technology – InnoTrans - is being held in Berlin from September 20 to 23. Once again, Siemens will be showcasing its products in Hall 4.2 and in the outdoor exhibition area.
Berlin, Sep 14, 2016
On September 14, 2016, the new flagship of Deutsche Bahn was officially presented to the public in Berlin. The unique train concept by Siemens features many technical innovations and sets new standards in intercity transport in Germany. The first two ICE 4 trains will begin service in the fall of 2016 in the framework of a months-long introductory phase with passengers, before the train enters regular service when DB's new timetable takes effect 2017.
Munich, Aug 17, 2016
The charging technology from Siemens enables ebuses from different bus manufactures to charge at the same charging stations. Siemens is thus the first supplier worldwide to provide a charging infrastructure for e-buses that ensures interoperability for vehicles from different manufacturers.