Jul. 2 2019

Siemens Mobility supports Beijing Metro’s FAO mass transit line

•   The first fully automated propulsion system mass transit project in Beijing won by Siemens Mobility and ZEMT 

•   Another “local for local” practice in bolstering up China’s propulsion system market with cutting-edge digitalization and innovation expertise

•   Up until now, serving over 13 countries around the world with safe, reliable and efficient FAO solutions

Siemens Mobility was recently awarded the fully automated propulsion system solutions for Beijing Mass Transit Line 19 Phase I project, together with local partner Beijing Zongheng Electro-Mechanical Technology Co. Ltd (ZEMT), to provide propulsion systems for 25 fully automated trains.

“Beijing Mass Transit Line 19 is the first propulsion system project in Beijing won by Siemens Mobility and ZEMT, marking a big breakthrough for us. With world-leading FAO know-how and rich localization experience, Siemens has full confidence to offer high-level and tailor-made services for Beijing Metro,” said Juergen Model, CEO of Siemens Mobility Greater China. “In recent years, China’s mass transit market has been developing rapidly, requiring higher levels of technological innovation in the mobility field. As a global pioneer in digitalization and innovation of mass transit systems, Siemens Mobility will continue to integrate our state-of-art expertise, industrial experience with the Chinese market and deepen local partnership to provide safer and more efficient localized products and solutions for China’s fast-growing mass transit market.”

Starting from Haidian Mudanyuan in the north and ending at Fengtai Xingong in the south, the Beijing Line 19 Phase I project covers a distance of about 22.4 km across 10 stations with a designated speed of 120km/h. Its southern section is connected with the new airport speed rail in Beijing. Scheduled for operation at the end of 2020, the line is expected to employ highest level of GOA 4 FAO and Ethernet-based train control system to make propulsion system intelligent to the maximum extent. As a north-south fast line with large passenger capacity, it will effectively help relieve the north-south transportation pressure in the city.

Against mounting urban transportation pressure, FAO has become a new trend in China’s mass transit market, with more and more big cities planning FAO lines. Siemens Mobility, as a world-leading mobility solution provider, enjoys advanced technology and rich experience in the field. With this, Siemens Mobility will continue to proactively support local customers’ needs to advance mobility digitalization in the future.

Since the first FAO line was put into operation in 1983, Siemens Mobility has provided advanced FAO systems for over 13 countries in the world. For more than 30 years, with advanced innovation and R&D capacity, Siemens Mobility has ensured the smooth, safe and efficient operation of FAO mass transit lines to boost digitalized and intelligent development of mass transit systems of various cities across the globe.

Siemens Mobility

Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, the former Siemens Mobility Division posted revenue of €8.8 billion and had around 34,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:www.siemens.com/mobility.

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