RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE: The passenger rail market in the U.S. is, in a word, “challenging.” Many would say “problematic.” Aside from funding that’s entirely dependent on government, today’s market is deeply affected by partisan politics and stringent manufacturing requirements—who builds what, and where—among other concerns. Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono spoke with Siemens Mobility President USA and Canada Marc Buncher about how this Germany-based but undeniably North American supplier views the market.
For the first time in the U.S., Siemens Mobility will be showing at Railway Interchange 2019 (RSSI Booth #4137) its TPS Online Movement Planning Solution, currently “one of the most talked-about technologies since successful deployment across Europe including the U.K., Germany, France and Scandinavia, where it is currently supporting Norway’s autonomous train operations.”
Siemens Mobility recently received a pair of orders for 51 light rail vehicles (LRVs).
Siemens Mobility recently announced that it has won a mid-life overhaul service contract worth $80 million—with options for up to $25 million more—for TriMet’s Type-2 and Type-3 Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) fleet.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 14 S70 LRVs for the Houston MetroRail light rail network.
The European Commission (EC) announced Feb. 6 that it has blocked the merger of Siemens Mobility and Alstom on the grounds that the two companies have failed to address its concerns over competition on the markets for signaling and high-speed rolling stock.
Amtrak will acquire 75 new Siemens Charger diesel locomotives for $850 million to replace aging power in its National Network locomotive fleet.
An 85-year-old traction power facility at Metuchen, N.J., on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor—originally installed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1933 during a major Depression-era electrification program—was recently upgraded with state-of-the art technology from Siemens Mobility Division.
No. 901, the first of 15 Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives delivered to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), made its inaugural run in revenue service on July 11.
The European Commission (EC) has launched an “in-depth” investigation into the merger of Siemens Mobility and Alstom amid concerns that the combination may adversely affect competition in the signaling and rolling stock markets.