Sustainable Railway Solutions - Siemens braking system saves up to 25% more energy, depending on the line topology. 01. High-speed trains The Velaro high-speed train

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    Siemens Ltd., China Infrastructure & Cities SectorRail Systems

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    Sustainable Railway Solutions

    Answers for infrastructure and cities.

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    Fast urbanization is one of the most significant trends in P.R. of China and other countries in Asia, and one that poses great challenges for urban planners throughout the region. Mobility is key for cost-effective and sustainable urban development. People and goods must be transported within and between cities, so traffic patterns must be adapted accordingly.

    Rail vehicles, from trams and metros to high-speed trains, possess all the qualities required to get people and goods from A to B safely and economically with the least environment impact.

    Siemens has the proven technology, complete portfolio and expertise to make the urban and interurban rail transportation safer, more efficient and environmental compatible, and brings a highly comfortable traveling experience to the citizens.

    Mslm YakisanDivision Cluster Lead, Rail Systems Division, Infrastructure & Cities Sector Siemens North East Asia/ASEAN-Pacific

    As a pioneer, Siemens is always one step ahead join us in discovering the power of rail transportation.

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    Mobility challenges that move us

    By 2050, 9.2 billion people will inhabit our planet. Cities are currently growing by two inhabitants per second. By 2030, more than 60 % of the population will be living in cities.

    Up to 2030, passenger traffic worldwide, including all means of transport, will be growing at an annual rate of 1.6%. The demand for freight transport is expected to grow 2.5% annually until 2030.

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    Annual growth rate of passenger traffic 2000-2030

    Annual growth rate of freight traffic 2000-2030

    Our world is rapidly changing:

    Mobility is the biggest challenge when it comes to ensuring sustainable growth for the future.


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    Asia Africa IndiaMiddleEast

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    Mobility 2030 report compiled by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD),the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the CRA International

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    High Speed and Commuter Rail Locomotives and ComponentsUrban Transport Customer Service




    Locomotives &Commuter Rail

    / IntercityMetro/ Light Rail

    / APM


    Commuter Rail

    High Speed /ChinaIntercity Mainline


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    Comprehensive rail portfoliofor the toughest questions in rail transport industry

    Siemens Rail Systems Division is an international leader in providing rolling stock and related services. Its portfolio covers the full range of vehicles from railroad cars to metros and locomotives to trams and light-rail vehicles. The division combines competence in the areas of local, long-distance, and logistical transport to offer comprehensive expertise for environmentally friendly, efficient, and reliable rail vehicles.

    High speed and intercity trains Commuter and regional trains Components Refurbishment

    Metro rail cars Passenger coaches Light rail vehicles Automated People Mover eBus/eBRT Components Refurbishment

    Electric and diesel-electric locomotives Propulsion and control components Bogies for metros, tramcars, high speed trains, and locomotives Refurbishment

    Refurbishment, experts, test center Maintenance services Spare part services

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    Worlds leading provider for green mobility02. High-performance locomotives

    Vectron, the modern locomotive platform for transporting freight and passengers, is particularly impressive in terms of environmental compatibility: it reduces pollution and noise and is built from 98% recyclable materials and components. And its regenerative braking system saves up to 25% more energy, depending on the line topology.

    01. High-speed trains

    The Velaro high-speed train runs on the equivalent of 0.33 liters of gasoline per person per 100 kilometers at 100 percent passenger load. In addition, it uses environmentally friendly, easily biodegradable fuels and sustainably generated, pollutant-tested materials. This makes Velaro not only the worlds fastest series production trainset, but also the most eco-friendly. Based on its improved aerodynamics alone, the new Velaro trains use 10% less energy than the first generation.

    04. Metro vehicles

    The components and materials of the Oslo Metro are 94.7% recyclable. And its consistent lightweight construction and regenerative braking system means it also uses 30% less energy than predecessor vehicles. This makes this metro not only very environmentally friendly, but the reduced weight also puts less of a load on the tracks, thus reducing operating and maintenance costs.

    06. Inspiro Metro Platform

    The lightweight structure, the new demand-controlled air conditioning and the weight-optimised chassis reduce energy consumption. The optional driver assistance system and the possibility of driverless operation guarantee the highest level of energy efficiency. The Syntegra system can reduce energy consumption by as much as 30% and lowering maintenance costs by up to 15%. Besides, 95% materials are recyclable.

    05. The new generation 100% Low-floor Tram system

    The latest generation of traction converters and a traction control system with an efficiency rate of over 98% can contribute to a very efficient use of energy. The optional on-board energy storage units can result in a reduction in energy consumption of up to 30%. Even after reaching the end of their service, the trams offer further energy savings and environmental advantages: over 90% of the materials used can be recycled.

    07. APM system

    Automated People Mover (Airval and Cityval) can reclaim the energy in braking process, and the recovered energy can be stored for subsequent accelerations. In addition, the trains feature a Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) driverless system, which optimizes train movement and can reduce energy consumption by up to 15%.


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    03. Regional multiple-unit trains

    The Desiro ML EMU regional multiple-unit train uses the equivalent of only 0.2 liters of gasoline per person per 100 kilometers at 100 percent passenger load. Desiro ML diesel-electric train, in combination with active motor management and fast energy storage, reduces consumption by up to 40% compared to conventional diesel-powered vehicles.

  • 1899Chinas first electric tram in Beijing

    2009Propulsion and electric components for high-speed train 350km/h

    1989Metro cars and propulsion solutions for Shanghais first metro line - Line 1

    2009Propulsion systems for Suzhou Metro Line 1Hangzhou Metro Line 1Shenzhen Metro Line 5

    1994Turnkey solutions for Guangzhous first metro line - Line 1

    2005High-speed train 300km/h together with local partner

    1997Electric freight locomotive DJ1 together with Chinese partner

    1996Metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 2


    2001Shanghai Transrapid, worlds first commercial Maglev line

    2002Metro cars for Shanghai Pearl Line Phase 2

    2004Electric freight locomotive HXD1 together with Chinese partner

    A long-term reliable partnerwith strong local commitment

    Since 1899 when Siemens delivered Chinas first tram to Beijing, the more than 110-year cooperation history between China and Siemens has verified our long-term commitment to Chinese transportation as a strong and reliable partner.

    2011Propulsion systems for Zhengzhou Metro Line 1Ningbo Metro Line 1 Phase1Wuhan Metro Line 2/4 Phase1

    2007Propulsion systems for Shenzhen Metro Line 1 extension

    2003Metro cars for Guangzhou Metro Line 3

    2010Propulsion and electric components for Low Temperature high speed train 350km/h

    2010Propulsion systems for Shanghai Metro Line 13

    2011HXD1B Locomotive 2-year overhaul

    2013Seven 3-car trains Rolling Stock, and another four as option for south extension of Gurgaon metro line, India

    2013Siemens frist 100% low-floor tram project in China, together with local partner