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Siemens equips Beijing Metro’s Olympic Branch Line with control and signaling technology


Erlangen, Mar 17, 2006, Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) and China Railway Signal & Communication Corp. (CRSC, consortium leader) are equipping Beijing’s Metro Line 10, which will also serve the Olympic Park, with the most up-to-date signaling and control technology. This will make it possible to run trains at shorter headways and adjust operation more quickly to changing passenger volumes. Line 10 will be put into operation when the 2008 Olympic Summer Games start in Beijing and will link the Olympic sites with the city center and other lines of the Beijing Metro. For the consortium the order is worth about EUR 30 million.

Line 10, which is still under construction, is about 25 kilometers long and extends from Wanliu in the northwest of the metropolitan area over a total of 22 stops to Jinsong in the southeast. This line runs completely underground and will commence passenger service on July 1, 2008. It will be equipped with Trainguard MT, the modular automatic train control system from Siemens. The Siemens scope of delivery also includes the operation control center, the lineside facilities comprising the interlockings, the automatic train control and radio systems, and the on-board components for the 34 metro trains that will run on these lines.

The content to be supplied by the local partner CRSC involves the complete equipping of the depot with computer-based interlocking and microcomputer supervision system, the delivery of the point machines, signals for the main line and depot, cables as well as signal power supply system for the whole line.

This is the second project in China after metro lines 4 and 5 in Guangzhou to be equipped with the innovative and up-to-date automatic train control system from Siemens.

The Transportation Systems Group (TS) of Siemens AG is one of the leading international suppliers to the railways industry. As a single source supplier and systems integrator, the Group combines in its business segments Automation & Power, Rolling Stock, Turnkey Systems and Integrated Services all the expertise necessary to cover the spectrum from signaling and control systems to traction power supplies, as well as rolling stock for mass transit, regional and main line services. Extensive experience in project management and forward-looking service concepts complement our portfolio. In fiscal 2005 (ended September 30), TS generated sales of EUR 4.2 billion with a staff of around 18,400 the world over. Further information on TS can be found on the Internet at

Reference number / Informationsnummer: TS RA 200603.15 e


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