Pictured: Ballard-powered Siemens MIREO PLUS H2. (Photograph Courtesy of CNW Group/Ballard Power Systems Inc.)

Ballard Lands Siemens Fuel-Cell Module Order

Siemens Mobility GmbH has ordered 14 fuel-cell modules from Ballard Power Systems to power a fleet of seven Mireo Plus H passenger trains.

Siemens Unveils Mireo Plus B Battery Train

IRJ at InnoTrans 2022: The trains will be delivered between June and December 2023.

Icomera will install, maintain and monitor onboard mobile Internet service on 88 new Siemens “Venture” single-level passenger cars used in Amtrak Midwest service. (Photograph Courtesy of Icomera)

Supply Side: Icomera, Trainyard Tech, Wabtec

Amtrak has selected Icomera to install, maintain and monitor onboard mobile Internet service for 88 new Siemens “Venture” single-level passenger cars. Also, Trainyard Tech, a rail yard process-control systems supplier, will use Asite as its construction management platform; and Wabtec Corporation is expanding its scholarship program in India.

“As MTS modernizes its Trolley fleet, we are very glad to see our older [second-generation] models continue to be put to use, serving the people of Mendoza to carry residents to work, school and other activities, just like they’ve been doing in San Diego for almost 30 years,” said Sharon Cooney, CEO of MTS, which ordered 45 new S70 low-floor LRVs from Siemens in 2016, the first of which was delivered in 2018. (Pictured: LRV ready to roll in Argentina.)

San Diego Trolleys Making Their Way to Argentina

San Diego (Calif.) Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is donating up to 39 decommissioned Siemens SD100 LRVs (light rail vehicles) to the city of Mendoza, Argentina.

This artist rendering shows the concept for the OC Streetcar LRVs that will run through Santa Ana and Garden Grove, Calif. (Photo Courtesy OCTA)

OC Streetcar Reaches Construction Milestone

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is one step closer to taking delivery of the Siemens light rail vehicles that will run through Santa Ana and Garden Grove, Calif., when the 4.15-mile OC Streetcar system debuts in 2024.

In September 2021, VIA Rail Canada took delivery of the first of 32 new Siemens trainsets, and on Nov. 30, revealed it to the public; testing started in December. (Photograph Courtesy of VIA Rail Canada)

Canada Commits to Passenger Rail Revival With HFR Certainty

Canada’s public passenger railway VIA Rail has been pulled back from pandemic-induced oblivion by a federal government now framing the scheme for a dedicated, electrified right-of-way linking Quebec City and Toronto as a certainty for the first time since the project was first revealed in 2015.

The 12 Siemens DMUs entered revenue service on March 9, 2008 when NCTD’s 22-mile, 15-station Sprinter hybrid rail launched, connecting Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido.

NCTD Taps Siemens for Sprinter DMU Support Contract

California’s North County Transit District (NCTD) has awarded a 12-year, $80 million Technical Support Spares Supply Agreement contract to Siemens Mobility for its 12 Sprinter Diesel Multiple Units (DMU).

First Look: Valley Metro’s Newest Siemens LRVs

On Jan. 10, three S700 light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility entered revenue service on Phoenix Valley Metro’s 28-mile line between northwest Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa, Ariz.

(Photograph Courtesy of VIA Rail Canada)

VIA Rail Showcases First Siemens Test Train

In September, VIA Rail Canada took delivery of the first of 32 new Siemens trainsets, and on Nov. 30, revealed it to the public; testing starts in December. Siemens was awarded the

Wabtec has issued a 2021 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward key Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives.

Supply Side: Ballard, Harting, Navis, Siemens, Wabtec

Ballard Power Systems has acquired Arcola Energy for $40 million. In addition, Harting has earned a product innovation award for its har-modular® series; Navis has recognized six customers with 2021 Inspire Awards; Siemens Mobility and RazorSecure have teamed to provide enhanced rail cybersecurity monitoring solutions; and Wabtec Corp. has published a 2021 Sustainability Report.