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35 Press releases
Munich, Feb 20, 2017
Siemens is to supply signaling technology for the first two metro lines of the Nagpur Metro Rail Project in India. The order, worth €40 million, comprises the delivery of Siemens' Trainguard MT system that uses wireless Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) technology to enable automated train operation. Overall, around 38 kilometers of the project's double-track route, two depots and 23 three-car metro trains will be equipped with the system. The CBTC solution allows trains to operate at headways of 90 seconds or less.
Munich, Feb 16, 2017
Beginning in 2020, DB Regio AG will operate its Rhine Valley rail network in southwest Germany exclusively with new trains supplied by Siemens. The mass transit arm of Deutsche Bahn has ordered 39 trainsets specifically for this purpose. The order comprises 15 Desiro HC and 24 Mireo trains. This marks the first order for the company's new articulated Mireo regional train platform that was recently premiered at Innotrans, the world's biggest rail trade fair.
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.
Together with the infrastructure fund of Reichmuth Infrastruktur Schweiz AG, the leasing company LokRoll AG has ordered 18 multisystem Vectron locomotives from Siemens. They will be used for cross-border operation along the Germany-Austria-Switzerland-Italy corridor.
Munich, Jan 25, 2017
Siemens has received an order from the Nanjing Metro Corporation to equip a 52-kilometer line with the Trainguard MT automatic train protection system for the Nanjing-GaoChun LuGao section. Siemens will be using LTE (Long Term Evolution) radio technology for the first time here in order to transfer mass data in real time. The line links six stations in the Gaochun district in the south with the center of the megacity. Following commissioning at the end of 2017, trains will run at a top speed of 120 km/h on this stretch.
Munich, Jan 04, 2017
Siemens is to provide the complete traction power supply for the first section of metro line 1 in Lima, which covers around nine kilometers. The modern power supply, upgrading of existing overhead contact line system and modifications to electrification in the depots will increase both the availability and the cost-effectiveness of the rail route. The upgrade be carried out during ongoing operation.
Munich, Nov 02, 2016
Siemens has received an order for 45 new S70 light rail vehicles (LRVs) from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). The new vehicles will allow service enhancements on existing rail lines and provide the necessary LRVs to operate the 11-mile extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line that is now under construction. This order will bring the total number of vehicles supplied to MTS to 244, making MTS the largest U.S. light rail customer for Siemens. The S70s will be built at the Siemens rail manufacturing hub in Sacramento, California. The first vehicles are expected to arrive in late 2018.
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.
Munich, Oct 21, 2016
Siemens has been commissioned by the Acciona-Odebrecht construction consortium to electrify the entire Metro Line 1 in Ecuador's capital of Quito. Line 1 will substantially improve daily commuting in the city, since it will provide direct routes from north (El Labrador) and south (Quitumbe) of the city into the downtown area and historical city center. The new metro route will considerably reduce commute time to these destinations. The line is scheduled to begin passenger service in summer 2019.
Munich, Oct 11, 2016
Siemens is supplying the satellite-based prioritization system Sitraffic Stream to the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik. The system ensures that traffic lights automatically turn green for emergency and urban public transport vehicles at road intersections. The City of Reykjavik and the Icelandic Road and Coastal administration (Vegagerd rikisins) are sharing the system, which has initially been installed at six selected intersections in the center of the capital in cooperation with the local sales partner Smith & Norland.