Siemens Mobility has won a €300m ($328m) contract to supply 28 regional train units to the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
The German rolling stock manufacturer said it will provide the three-car electric train units on an “accelerated programme” with delivery slated for 2025.
The contract with the State Institute for Rail Vehicles Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) includes a ten-year maintenance contract with an option for extending it by a further 20 years.
It also forms part of the “Digital Node Stuttgart” (DKS) pilot project of “Digital Rail Germany” (DSD). The DSD project requires certain technological tools onboard the trains that use its route, including the European Train Control System (ECTS) and onboard units enabling Level 2 Automated Train Operation (ATO).
The units will be fitted with a Train Integrity Monitoring System, as well as the Future Railway Mobile Communication System – a first for Siemens Mobility trains in Germany. This equipment allows for more tightly scheduled, energy-saving operations through digitally predictive signalling and driving instructions, Siemens explained.
Source : Railway