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Siemens Mobility wins contract to upgrade Belgian Railway Company fleet

According to the scope of the contract, Siemens Mobility will provide maintenance services for the ETCS system for 10 years. Credit: Siemens. National Railway Company of Belgium NMBS / SNCB has signed a contract with Siemens Mobility to modify 390 trains and steering cars with the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 solution.

The company provides on-board equipment and train deployment support for the entire vehicle.

The reauthorization of the modified train will enable potential operations in Germany and the Netherlands, in addition to supporting the current domestic functions of Luxembourg and Belgium. –>

According to the scope of the contract, Siemens Mobility will also provide maintenance services for the ETCS system for 10 years.

In addition, the company provides online key management solutions to facilitate the digitization of train operations.

Siemens Mobility modifies the vehicle through a comprehensive approach that includes the design of vehicle-specific system integration concepts.

An important part of today’s ETCS on-board units will be maintained if possible.

Siemens Mobility has already installed a previous version of the Trainguard ETCS Level 1 featured Desiro train on the fleet.

The latest contract will modify 305 Siemens Desiro commuter trains, 64 M6 steering vehicles and 21 I11 steering vehicles from Bombardier / Alstom.

Primarily, the company modifies and re-approves models for each type of vehicle.

With the ETCS Level 2 upgrade, the National Railway Company of Belgium will be able to meet the latest European standard baseline V3.6.0 for railway security.

Siemens Mobility said in a statement: “The new system also simplifies future upgrades to the next ETCS version, in accordance with the TSI standard (Technical Specification for Interoperability), which provides the basis for additional features such as automatic train operation (ATO).”

last week, Siemens Mobility wins $ 304.6 million contract Install and maintain a communications-based train control system in Oslo Metro, Norway.

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