Nearly ten years after bringing a first tramway line into service, SYSTRA is back in Brest, western France, for the project management of a second tramway line, of an electric Bus rapid Transit (BRT) line and multimodal transport hubs.
Siemens Mobility and ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH successfully demonstrated a test of the mFUND’s AStriD (“Autonomous Tram in Depot”) research project at a press conference today. A consortium consisting of Siemens Mobility, ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH, the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM), and Codewerk GmbH began its joint research on a fully automated tram depot in October 2019. The technology is expected to be market-ready in 2026.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors today approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the approximately 80-mile Bakersfield to Palmdale project alignment section
Railpool, one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle rental companies, has ordered 20 Vectron MS multisystem locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The locomotives are intended for service in eleven countries along the Eastern Corridor (Germany, Austria, Poland, Croatia, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia). The locomotives will be delivered in several phases beginning in March 2022.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract by RTS Operations to design, install and commission a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system and Platform Screen Door System on the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit (RTS) Link. This will be the first ever case of CBTC technology being used on a cross border rail link. The 4 km system connecting Johor Bahru, Malaysia and Woodlands, Singapore will be operated by RTS Operations, a joint venture between Singapore rail operator SMRT and Malaysian public transport firm Prasarana.