On display at this year’s show is a three-car version of the electric multiple unit like that ordered by Angel Trains, one of Europe’s biggest leasing companies of rolling stock, for the German regional rail operator Mittelrheinbahn.
The Desiro ML design is based on current European standards and is therefore especially well-suited for operation in European countries. It is available in various electric versions as well as a diesel-electric model. The first of 17 vehicles ordered from Siemens by Angel Trains in March 2007 are currently being built in Krefeld-Uerdingen in Germany and are scheduled to enter service in the Mittelrheinbahn network in December 2008. They will start carrying passengers on the Cologne—Coblenz and Coblenz—Mainz routes in Germany in time for the beginning of the Winter timetable. Each Desiro ML is built for at a maximum speed of 160 km/h, is 71 meters long and can seat 252 passengers. Thanks to its low boarding height, it also offers easy access for riders with impaired mobility.
The flexible platform story
In May 2008, the railway company in Belgium – “Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belges/ Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen” (SNCB/ NMBS) – also ordered a three-car version of Desiro ML from Siemens for its regional passenger rail services. The key to clinching this deal with SNCB/ NMBS was the single-car concept of the Siemens platform. Seating on Desiro ML can be arranged to suit varying capacity requirements – just one of the many advantages of this concept. This led SNCB to opt for the longer 9-meter unit, which has 280 seats and offers more space than the Angel Trains version.
Siemens will supply a total of 305 trains to SNCB/ NMBS between 2011 and 2016. Two hundred and ten units will operate in single mode (3 kV DC), and ninety-five in dual mode (3 kV DC/25 kV AC). Previous generations of Desiro multiple units are already providing successful service in such countries as Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Slovenia and the USA.
The Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) of Siemens AG is the worldwide leading supplier of production, transportation and building technologies. With integrated hardware and software technologies as well as comprehensive Industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity and efficiency of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram. With around 209,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal 2007 total sales of approximately EUR40 billion (pro forma, unconsolidated).
The Mobility Division (Erlangen, Germany) is the internationally leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions. With its "Complete mobility" approach, the Division is focused on networking the various modes of transportation in order to ensure the efficient transport of people and goods. “Complete mobility” combines the company's competence in operations control systems for railways and traffic control systems for roadways together with solutions for airport logistics, postal automation, traction power supplies and rolling stock for mass transit, regional and mainline services, as well as forward-looking service concepts.Siemens AG
Fraunhofer IBMT at BIO 2019: Automation solutions for workflows in stem cell process engineering
23.05.2019 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik IBMT
Application offensive for ultrafast lasers in the kW range
15.05.2019 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
A new assessment of NASA's record of global temperatures revealed that the agency's estimate of Earth's long-term temperature rise in recent decades is accurate to within less than a tenth of a degree Fahrenheit, providing confidence that past and future research is correctly capturing rising surface temperatures.
The most complete assessment ever of statistical uncertainty within the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) data product shows that the annual values...
Physicists at the University of Basel are able to show for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom. A newly developed method enables them to show the probability of an electron being present in a space. This allows improved control of electron spins, which could serve as the smallest information unit in a future quantum computer. The experiments were published in Physical Review Letters and the related theory in Physical Review B.
The spin of an electron is a promising candidate for use as the smallest information unit (qubit) of a quantum computer. Controlling and switching this spin or...
Engineers at the University of Tokyo continually pioneer new ways to improve battery technology. Professor Atsuo Yamada and his team recently developed a...
With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists from Innsbruck, Austria, open the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics. The research groups led by Rainer Blatt and Peter Zoller report in the journal Nature how they simulated particle physics phenomena on 20 quantum bits and how the quantum simulator self-verified the result for the first time.
Many scientists are currently working on investigating how quantum advantage can be exploited on hardware already available today. Three years ago, physicists...
'Quantum technologies' utilise the unique phenomena of quantum superposition and entanglement to encode and process information, with potentially profound benefits to a wide range of information technologies from communications to sensing and computing.
However a major challenge in developing these technologies is that the quantum phenomena are very fragile, and only a handful of physical systems have been...
29.04.2019 | Event News
17.04.2019 | Event News
15.04.2019 | Event News
24.05.2019 | Physics and Astronomy
24.05.2019 | Medical Engineering
24.05.2019 | Life Sciences