Complete rail solutions

The operator of a rail system has diverse interests: on-schedule completion, reliable operation, low-emission technology, low life-cycle costs, passenger safety, adaptability to the city’s dynamic growth. None of these tasks may be solved at the expense of another; all require the same level of attention. Complete rail solutions stand for a holistic approach from the very beginning. Only an integrated overall solution with concentrated project responsibility will prove itself in practice in the long term. From the first feasibility study and operational hand-over through to after-sales service, project management is continuously involved.

The experience advantage

Siemens provides complete support before, during and after commissioning of the transportation systems which are to be developed. A leading edge in experience with more than 40 turnkey projects worldwide is the best conceivable qualification to this effect. The rail operator receives all-important services from a single source, including financing concepts, project management, system integration, delivery of technical systems, commissioning, and training, in addition to maintenance. This integrated concept offers many distinct advantages for the operator:

  • Complete rail solutions cut costs

  • Complete rail solutions reduce the investment risk

  • Complete rail solutions enhance operational reliability

Financing concepts

Siemens supports customers in their search for a qualified financing partner and credit insurance company. Alternatively, the customer uses the offered option of a public-private partnership and profits from a clearly defined distribution of responsibility and risks.

Project management

Reliable scheduling, sophisticated organization, and active partnership in the consortium, either as a member or leader: This all adds up to a small number of interfaces, precisely defined areas of responsibility, streamlined schedules, and standard organization models that ensure resource-saving project management.

System integration

Complete synchronization of the various interfaces and the merging of all control and communication systems involved – this integrated planning means decreased susceptibility to faults after commissioning. System conflicts and communication breakdowns are avoided right from the start.

Supply of technical systems

Whatever your project – rail automation, railway electrification, locomotives, trams, metro systems, regional and high-speed trains or depots – we adapt vehicles and systems to your individual requirements, and perfectly coordinate all components.

Commissioning and training

From full-scale testing of all rolling stock and systems, e.g. at our Wegberg-Wildenrath test center, through to initial training of operating and maintenance staff – we offer comprehensive services for the expert operation and commissioning of your railway system including tailored training programs.


We continue to assist you with modular service concepts that meet your precise requirements after the handover of your turnkey system. For many customers, we’ve been providing reliable system servicing for decades after the projects’ original commissioning.

Complete rail solutions for the 21st century

The execution of a rail system in terms of complete rail solutions optimally prepares the operator for the growing challenges of urbanization.

Ultimately, the success balance is equivalent to:

  • Increased quality of life

  • Reliability for operators

  • Environmental sustainability

See for yourself some of our major projects.