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Siemens is the only company worldwide with all the necessary competencies to achieve this – from operating systems for railways and road traffic, traction power supplies and rolling stock for mass transit, regional and mainline services, to airport logistics and postal automation.
Rail automation is a key factor for the efficient operation of rail transport as a whole – because, without high tech for the supervision and control of their rail network, railways would be forced to run at a much slower pace. Systems for operations management on lines and at stations are essential if the requirements for safety, speed and capacity are to be met. They clear the way for trains in the network, determining where, when and how fast they can move.
Comprehensive expertise in the implementation of complex safety and performance requirements, many years of experience with railway operation processes and the in-house development and manufacture of all major systems and components – these are the qualities which have made Siemens the world market leader in rail automation.
In signaling and control systems we have played a decisive role in shaping the process of moving from mechanical systems to electronic and computer-controlled system.
The all-in-one concept of Siemens offers a wide range of products and services for railway automation. From components to complete systems, from installation to commissioning: we offer customized solutions for mainline and regional, mass transit and industrial railways.
With operations control systems, electronic interlockings and relay interlockings can be controlled and monitored remotely. In addition operations control systems feature a large number of automation functions.
Electronic interlockings monitor and control logic and safety-related facilities in line with the dependencies between signals, switches and vehicles. Siemens supplies containerized electronic interlockings that are completely preassambled and tested at our system test center.
Train control systems support the driver with a large number of automatic functions. The system continuously monitors all vehicle movements in a fail-safe manner. Furthermore operational information can also be transmitted. In driverless operation, the train control system replaces the driver to offer maximum efficiency.
We provide the full range of systems and components from axle-counting systems and switches machines to LED signals and level-crossing protection systems. In top-notch quality, designed and built for fault-free installation, maximum availability and simple maintenance.
Siemens has made a name for itself not only on a national level but also particularly in an international context. Thus, we have not only supplied a complex operations control system for New York’s subway and rail automation systems for the metros in New Delhi and Beijing but also developed the complete control system for Transrapid, the 430km/h maglev railway.
Current challenge in rail automation is the continuous increase in the need for public transportation in the world’s rapidly growing metropolises. Siemens' answer is the highly-automated CBTC-based train control system Trainguard MT which offers shortest headways due to its moving block technology.
As a turnkey supplier for ERTMS, the combination of ETCS and GSM-R, Siemens has gained a unique competence in the railway and communication sector and, as the first company in the world to do so, has successfully demonstrated the commercial operation of ETCS Level 2.