Siemens

[CH] SBB Cargo International: Long-term rental of 18 new Siemens Vectron locomotives

Multisystem Vectron locomotives for DE-AT-CH-IT Delivery as of Dezember 2017 To be operated by SBB Cargo International Traffic growth, competition intensity and the new level-track rail route following the opening of the Gotthard […]

[AT] No experiments: ÖBB orders up to 200 Vectron locomotives from Siemens

Framework contract of up to 200 Vectron locomotives First tranche for 30 Vectron MS Delivery to begin in summer of 2018 Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with […]

[DE] Arriving in 2017: The first Desiro HC for the Rhine-Ruhr express network

On March 26 2015, the municipalities of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan commonly awarded Siemens with the contracts to supply 82 electric multiple units of the type Desiro “High Capacity” (HC) and to provide […]

[DE] Baden-Württemberg Netz 4: Siemens Mireo and Desiro HC for DB Regio

Baden-Württemberg (BaWü) slowly turning yellow and white. But where the color scheme brings unity to the German region, the tendering of the various networks results in a growing diversity of operators and […]

[AT] New locomotives for the ÖBB: Siemens has the best bid

Different Austrian media are bringing the news that Siemens’ has placed the best bid for the new generation of electric locomotives for the Austrian federal railways (ÖBB). In 2015 the ÖBB published […]

[DE] DB Cargo to hire four Vectron diesel locomotives [updatedx2]

As of February 2017, DB Cargo will hire four Vectron DE locomotives from Siemens. They will be used for freight services in and around the German city of Halle, replacing […]

[US] Brightline officially presents its first Siemens train in Florida

Brightline, the only privately-funded express passenger rail system in the country, today showcased its first trainset, BrightBlue. Comprised of two locomotives and four coaches, the trainset is housed at its […]

[DK] DSB: Three manufacturers pre-selected for locomotive order

During our last visit to Copenhagen, we were stunned. While waiting for our train in an underground station, a heavy ME series diesel locomotive entered the station, pulling a double […]

[SE] Hector Rail is investing in new Siemens locomotives: and this is the first one

In July 2016, Freight operator Hector Rail from Sweden signed an agreement with Siemens for the delivery of five new Vectron locomotives. Soon, Siemens will deliver the first two units, […]

[IT] DB Cargo Italia puts Vectron locomotives in service

As of 01.12.2016, DB Cargo Italia is operating new Vectron locomotives for its domestic freight services. UniCredit leasing and DB Cargo decided to team up in 2015 to expand the […]

[DE] First shots: Siemens Vectron in Lokomotion livery

Background: Rail freight operator Lokomotion ordered 8 Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens in February 2016. The locomotives will be equipped for operations in Germany, Austria and Italy, will have ETCS […]

[MA] Video: The Siemens Inspiro for Kuala Lumpur – Klang Valley project

Siemens has released a video of its Inspiro metro trains for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 58 driverless four-car metro trains are currently under delivery. Each train comprises four stainless steel cars in […]

[US] It is the blue one: Siemens completes Brightline’s first trainset

GoBrightline informs: The first Siemens-built Brightline trainset, comprised of two locomotives and four coaches adorned in Brightline Blue, is complete and has left the company’s manufacturing hub in Sacramento, California. […]

[AT] Replacement for the 4020 series: ÖBB raises number of CityJets on order to 165

Railjournal reports: The ÖBB has decided to raise the number of CityJet articulated trains (Siemens Desiro ML) to 165. This means 64 sets are being added to the 101 sets that are […]

[DE] InfraLeuna launching customer for Vectron DE

Rail Business reports: Siemens has booked a first success with its Vectron DE locomotive. In late November, Infraleuna ordered one locomotive, making it launching customer of the type. Delivery of […]

[EU] This is 193 846: the first multi system Vectron for mgw Service

On 17.06.2016, mgw Service and Siemens signed a contract for the delivery of a Vectron multi systeme electric locomotive, to be delivered in October.  The machine, the designated 193 846 with REV […]

[DE] S-Bahn Berlin, Stadler and Siemens present the Baureihe 483/484 mock-up

4 weeks. For 28 days around 400 pre-selected people will test and evaluate the new Berlin S-Bahn design. A 1:1 scale mock-up of the envisaged design has been created, that […]

[EU] In the picture: Siemens Vectron during InnoTrans 2016

During InnoTrans 2016, three life-size Siemens Vectron locomotives were on display. Siemens presented stock locomotive 193 844 and the 3305 for Finland. Lease company MRCE brought the colorful X4E-640 to […]

[SA] In the picture: Siemens’ metro for Riyadh

Impressions of Siemens’ metro train for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, taken during InnoTrans 2016. Siemens, Bombardier and Alstom are all building metro trains for Riyadh, where currently the biggest new metro […]

[CH] railCare orders Siemens Vectron locomotives for its retail trains

On 22.09.2016, Siemens has won its 25th customer for the Vectron locomotive: Swiss rail freight operator railCare has ordered seven locomotives of this type from Siemens. The contract also includes […]

[DE] Siemens and Deutsche Bahn celebrate the arrival and acceptance of ICE4

On 14.09.2016, Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Deutsche Bahn (DB), and Alexander Dobrindt, German Minister for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure, presented the ICE 4, Deutsche Bahn’s […]

[US] It’s alive! First meters of the first Brightline locomotive

It is the first privately funded rail project in the United States. Its ambitious, it is fast, it is brightly colored. In 2017 Brightline will start revenue earning services, connecting […]

[SE] Newland for lease company ELL: Vectron locomotives for Sweden

On 05.09.2016, three red Vectron locomotive left the Siemens factory perimeters in Munich: 193 253, 254 and 255. All three are property of lease company ELL, but adjusted for services […]

[AT/HU/SK] Party! Neusiedlerseebahn welcomes the new GySEV Ventus trains

The five newest trains of GySEV have a name: Ventus. The trains were recently delivered by Siemens. As of 05.09.2016 they are in use for revenue earning services in Austria, […]

[BG] PIMK Rail: Vectron 192 962 enters regular service

On 08.08.2016, PIMK Rail Bulgaria accomplished it’s first revenue service, featuring the 5.6MW electric Siemens Vectron AC 192 962, acquired earlier this year. It is first modern electric in service […]

[US] Watch it go: Siemens Charger no. 4601 at Pueblo Colorado test center

Siemens new diesel-electric Charger locomotives are advancing through a rigorous testing program at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado. A variety of tests and validation exercises including maximum speed […]

[CZ] EP Cargo’s Vectron locomotive is a space machine!

Who could have guessed that the interior of this locomotive looked like a space ship? We did not. On 30.07.2016, the one and only Vectron locomotive that is currently property […]

[DE] mgw: Service provider from Kassel orders second Vectron locomotive

In October, mgw Service will get a second Vectron locomotive. On 17.06.2016, mgw and Siemens signed the contract. It is the fourth electric locomotive in the fleet of mgw Service, […]

[HR] Croatia is hot: ELL Vectron for PPD Transport in Zagreb

Brand new ELL 193 268 is a special one. The multi system locomotive has, in theory, a impressive country specific package. Take a seat: DE/AT/HU/CZ/SK/PL/RO + RS/HR/BG/TR. In practice the […]

[HU/AT] First Desiro Mainline handed over to GySEV

Early 2014, Austria-Hungarian rail operator GySEV ordered five 3-car train sets from Siemens. The articulated trains belong are part of the Desiro Mainline product family and are being built in […]

[EU] Mireo: Siemens’ solution for the urban mobility boom

Yes, Siemens Rail Systems offers a wide range of rail vehciles for the EU railway market, many of them highly standardized. They have neat names, some must sound familiar: Vectron, Avenio, Inspiro, […]

[US] Amtrak and Siemens celebrate 70th electric locomotive with Sacramento send-off

On 02.06.2016, Amtrak and Siemens celebrated completion of the 70th and final Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) electric locomotive at the company’s rail manufacturing hub in Sacramento, CA. The milestone marks […]

[UK] Coming to Innotrans: Desiro City for South West Trains

On 03.09.2014, Stagecoach South West Trains (SWT) made public that it had ordered 30 Desiro City trains from Siemens. It involves five-car trains worth 210 million British pounds in total. Stagecoach South […]

[BG] The design revealed: this is the Inspiro for Sofia

Siemens and Newag will deliver a fully automated metro system for Line 3 in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. They will also supply new metro’s of Inspiro type (Siemens design). Twenty […]

[DE/AT/IT] Lokomotion orders 8 Vectrons [new visual]

Rail freight operator Lokomotion has ordered 8 Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens. The locomotives will be configurated for operations in Germany, Austria and Italy, will have ETCS on board and […]

[DE] Baureihe 483: finally a new generation of S-Bahn trains for Berlin

Stadler Pankow and Siemens, they are going to develop and build the next generation S-Bahn trains for the German city of Berlin. Which was officially announced 22.12.2015. The consortium, led […]