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34 Press releases
Munich, Jul 08, 2016
A five-kilometer freeway tunnel is to be constructed to link Hong Kong to the new Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai border crossing with mainland China. Siemens is to supply all of the traffic control and monitoring systems for the twin-bore Liantang tunnel, which will have an overall length of approximately five kilometers.
Munich, Jun 30, 2016
Following a construction period lasting 42 months, Turkey's new Osman Gazi Bridge has now opened and can carry more than 40,000 vehicles every day. Working on behalf of Japanese construction company IHI, Siemens took the role of electro and mechanical contractor with responsibility for the development, installation and commissioning of all the bridge structure and traffic control components and systems. The six-lane bridge with separated maintenance lines is part of a freeway project linking the cities of Istanbul and Izmir in Western Turkey.
Munich, Jun 28, 2016
By the year 2050, an estimated 70 percent of the world's population will be living in cities. As a result, there will be an increasingly urgent need to provide efficient mobility solutions for the residents. People expect to have solutions available that make their daily mobility needs simpler, more flexible, faster, more reliable and affordable. Cities, on the other hand, face the challenge of reducing the costs, space requirements, noise and CO2 emissions of transportation. Addressing these needs, Siemens will be exhibiting at Innotrans 2016 – under the motto "Rethinking mobility" – digital innovations that will make the mobility industry more competitive and create more attractive mobility solutions.
Munich, Jun 24, 2016
The first Desiro City train from Siemens for the Thameslink network in Greater London was delivered and entered service this week. Operator Govia Thameslink Railways (GTR) will operate the trains between Bedford and Brighton initially, followed by the routes to and from Cambridge and Peterborough as well as other destinations in the shires of Kent and Sussex. By the end of 2018, a total of 115 trains will have been delivered. Siemens will take over the complete long-term servicing and maintenance for this new fleet of trains.
Munich, Jun 22, 2016
It often takes a lot of patience to surf the Internet when traveling by train. Even in high-speed trains, the success rate for displaying Internet pages varies between just 41 and 65 percent, depending on the network provider. The window panes on the trains are an obstacle to good mobile reception. Their coating protects passengers against heat and sun, but the downside of this is that they reflect not only thermal or solar radiation but also all other electromagnetic waves, effectively turning the carriage into a Faraday cage. The shielding on high-speed trains is 99.9 percent. Researchers at Siemens have now come up with a frequency-selective coating for window panes that solves this problem.
Today sees the opening of the world's first eHighway in Sweden. The country's Minister for Infrastructure, Anna Johansson and Minister of Energy, Ibrahim Baylan inaugurated the first eHighway system on a public road. For the next two years, a Siemens catenary system for trucks will be tested on a two-kilometer stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm.
Munich, Jun 17, 2016
Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE), a full-service locomotive leasing company, has ordered ten additional Vectron type multisystem locomotives from Siemens. With this order, MRCE will expand its Vectron fleet to 66 locomotives. The locomotives will be built in the Siemens plant in Munich-Allach, Germany.
Munich, Jun 03, 2016
Siemens and European Locomotive Leasing (ELL), a provider of full-service leasing of locomotives, have again signed a framework agreement for the delivery of 50 Vectron locomotives. The first locomotives from this new agreement have already been ordered and delivery will begin in the second quarter of 2016. In 2014, ELL had signed a first framework agreement with Siemens for 50 locomotives, and all these locomotives have already been delivered or ordered.
Munich, May 24, 2016
Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) has placed an order with a consortium of Siemens and the Turkish public transportation vehicle manufacturer Bozankaya for the delivery of 22 four-unit metro trains. In addition, Siemens will take over their service and maintenance for 16 years. The trains will be manufactured at the Bozankaya factory in Ankara, Turkey. The Siemens scope includes the bogies, traction and braking systems, auxiliary systems, as well as the project management, development, construction and commissioning of the trains. Delivery of the first metro trains is scheduled in 2018, and the order will be completed in the following year. The trains will operate on the existing BTS (Skytrain) system and the Green Line extensions.
Munich, May 12, 2016
Railpool, a full-service locomotive leasing company headquartered in Munich, Germany, has ordered five additional Vectron type AC locomotives. All five are to be delivered this year and are planned for operating in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Romania. The locomotives, with a maximum output of 6,400 KW and a top speed of 200 km/h, will be built in the Siemens plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. With this order, Railpool will be expanding its Vectron fleet to a total of 19 units. The contract also gives Railpool the option to order up to ten additional Vectron AC locomotives.