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34 Press releases
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.
Munich, Sep 29, 2016
Siemens has been awarded a contract to provide 122 new S70 light rail vehicles (LRVs) for Sound Transit, the regional transit system serving the Seattle and Central Puget Sound area in the US state of Washington. The order, the largest single contract in Sound Transit's history, will nearly triple the system's current fleet from today's 62 cars to 184. The S70s light rail vehicles will be built at the Siemens rail manufacturing hub in Sacramento, California. The fleet is expected to begin testing in 2019.
Berlin, Sep 22, 2016
Siemens has just won its 25th customer for the Vectron locomotive: The rail freight operator Railcare has ordered seven locomotives of this type from Siemens. The contract also includes service and maintenance of the locomotives over a period of eight years. The AC-powered Vectron locomotives will be used to haul freight in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The 6.4-MW locomotive has a top speed of 160 kilometers an hour.
Berlin, Sep 20, 2016
Deutsche Bahn honored Siemens today as its most innovative supplier. The Supplier Innovation Award was presented by Rüdiger Grube, CEO of Deutsche Bahn (DB), for the new Intercity ICE 4. Siemens was recognized for its development of a completely new vehicle concept that offers great operating flexibility. With this concept, DB can easily adapt to changing route requirements and passenger needs over the train’s entire lifecycle.
Berlin, Sep 16, 2016
The new ICE from Siemens for Deutsche Bahn (DB) can operate in Germany with immediate effect. The German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) has granted the necessary approval for the 12-car ICE 4, and the train's 14-month introductory phase can now begin.
Berlin, Sep 14, 2016
Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Deutsche Bahn, and Alexander Dobrindt, German Minister for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure, presented the ICE 4, Deutsche Bahn's new long-distance train, to the public today.
Munich, Aug 17, 2016
Hamburger Hochbahn AG will begin operation of three additional e-buses today on its "innovation line" 109. The battery-powered buses built by Solaris will be charged at the same Siemens charging stations that also power the plug-in hybrid buses from Volvo serving Hamburg since the end of 2014. Siemens is thus the first supplier worldwide to provide a charging infrastructure for e-buses that ensures interoperability for vehicles from different manufacturers.
Munich, Aug 10, 2016
Siemens is to supply state-of-the-art signaling technology for a main-line rail route covering around 380 kilometers from Samsun to Kalin. The line links the Turkish port of Samsun on the Black Sea with the railway junction of Kalin in Central Anatolia. Modernization of the signaling equipment enable the maximum speed to be increased from 70 to 120 km/h in order to cut the journey time between Samsun and Kalin from nine to five hours. Commissioning of the route is scheduled for 2017.
Munich/New York City, Jul 11, 2016
Siemens and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), are cooperating in their efforts to make cities more resilient. Siemens has joined the 100RC Platform of Partners – working with other private companies and public organizations in helping cities, their people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge from the stresses and sometimes acute shocks caused by rapid urbanization, globalization, and climate change.