The Siemens/Stadler manufacturer’s consortium is right on schedule on the completed assembly of first half train BR 484 that will be transferred soon to the Stadler site in Velten, where it will be commissioned.
S-Bahn Berlin is investing around €900 million in the new trains and the necessary modifications of the workshop in Grünau. The transport operator has ordered 106 trains with a total of 382 cars from the consortium of Stadler Pankow GmbH and Siemens AG. Siemens is delivering the key electrical components, such as drive power converters, auxiliary converters, train control system, passenger information system, bogies and brake system. Delivery of the main production series will be completed by 2023.
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SPAIN
To date, 164 Bombardier FLEXITY trams have been delivered satisfactorily and on time to the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). Since its entry into service in 2011, the FLEXITY fleet of BVG has reliably completed 41 million kilometers with 161 vehicles in operation, becoming a key part of Berlin’s public transport offer. By the end of this 2018, 12 more trams will be delivered and by the middle of 2020 another 34 will be delivered too. Berlin is the first capital city to turn a complete bus line into an eco-friendly route using e-buses with the wireless BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE charging system. It is an innovative e-mobility solution, based on magnetic induction technology, which provides power to all types of electric vehicles quickly, automatically and without the need to use cables or plugs. Berlin’s new fleet of e-buses, which has already exceeded 800,000 km of service, will save around 260 tons of CO2 per year. In order to achieve the same effect, around 250 private cars in Berlin would have to be switched to electric mode.