Order for 25 rapid suburban trains worth more than € 220 million
Another success for Siemens in Switzerland
Erlangen, Mar 20, 2006, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has placed an order with Siemens Transportation Systems for 25 double-deck electric multiple units for Zurich’s commuter rail system. The volume amounts to more than € 220 million. “With this order, SBB is confirming its trust in Siemens as a supplier of modern and reliable rolling stock”, emphasized Hans M. Schabert, group president of TS.
This deal represents an option that was comprised in the delivery contract for the first series of 35 vehicles. The trains now ordered by SBB are identical in design to the 35 double-deck multiple units purchased back in 2003, which will start service in the summer of this year. 100 meters long and capable of 140 kilometers per hour, the vehicles offer space for almost 1,000 passengers. The trains belonging to the second series are to be delivered in 2008 and 2009.
The Transportation Systems Group (TS) of Siemens AG is one of the leading international suppliers to the railways industry. As single source supplier and system 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 around €4.2 billion with a staff of 18,400 the world over. Further information on TS can be found at www.siemens.com/transportation
Reference number: TS TR 2006 03.16 e
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