Solutions for mainline and regional railways
Increase capacity, safety and reliability with intelligent infrastructure
Railway transformation is becoming reality – especially in the area of transport infrastructure. Everything is becoming connected and moving towards automated driving based on traffic demand. Leverage smart signaling solutions to enable smooth and efficient daily operations and flexible capacity control to be a reliable and effective mode in seamless door-to-door journeys.
Mainline next-generation signaling solutions are paving the way towards a digital railwayWe provide flexible, reliable and safe railway signaling solutions with long years of expertise developed by our well-trained staff. Increase the value of your business sustainably over the entire lifecycle with smart migration strategies and innovative solutions for future-proof investments. Prepare for the next generation with ETCS, reduce hardware substantially through digital interlocking systems, and realize automated and optimized driving with our traffic management systems in combination with high-quality onboard units.
How Digitalization is transforming rail infrastructure
Digitalization is the key to increased availability, automation, connectivity, and sustainability in rail infrastructure. Learn more about our vision of the future for a networked and intelligent rail infrastructure.
Our transport infrastructure has reached a turning point. With ongoing urbanization, the demand for mobility is continuously growing. At the same time, new technologies are changing our mobility options and the way we travel, challenging operators to adapt in order to streamline operations and enhance as well as expand their offerings for better passenger experience and availability. Learn how to benefit from our digital solutions by leveraging big data and connectivity for a digital future.
Infrastructure in the Cloud enabled by DS3
The next step toward an entirely digitally networked rail infrastructure: Making it possible to run safety-relevant logic applications on standard multicore processors instead of proprietary hardware, the DS3 platform provides the basis for moving interlockings and radio block centers to the cloud. It is compatible with existing systems and supports current standards like Eulynx or Neupro. It paves the way for a cost-efficient country-wide approach with seamless geo-redundancy of one data center. This increases the availability and punctuality while meeting the highest safety standards in operation.
Cybersecurity: Protecting people, systems and data.
Digitalization offers many advantages for mainline transport and rail infrastructure. At the same time, many new risks are bound to arise. Control- und communication systems shift towards open standards such as ethernet, IP and other radio-based systems. This requires well-structured measures for enhanced cybersecurity. With this in mind, we have established a comprehensive concept for cybersecurity in mainline transport – from the entire value chain to the development of solutions and components, encompassing production, assembly and installation, as well as integration into the operational environment. With technical solutions such as uni-directional data diodes and in accordance with the cybersecurity architecture for EU-wide interoperability in rail automation. Thanks to our experts, trustworthy suppliers and certified security processes. The protection of people, systems and data is our first priority.
Connectivity: the basis for intelligent infrastructure
All elements making up today’s rail infrastructure produce massive volumes of data that can be gathered, stored, and processed. Railway operators therefore have countless opportunities to benefit from all this data; from optimizing entire fleet operations to preventive maintenance and needs-based servicing at the right time. Hundreds of sensors and control devices located in trains, locomotives and infrastructure are able to provide vast amounts of information. With comprehensive storage technologies and cloud-based services, we can now gather this data and process it further to realize improved overall network performance, cost efficiency, passenger throughput.
System Performance Dashboards: maintaining an overview in the data jungle
Providing on-the-spot system insights for 100 percent transparency: Siemens Mobility’s new System Performance Dashboard is a cloud-based tool for analyzing your assets. As an innovative application on MindSphere, the extremely user-friendly dashboard provides customer-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) for full transparency regarding punctuality, network utilization, condition and capacity, with just a few clicks.
Building Information Modeling (BIM): efficient asset lifecycle management
As a revolutionary digital planning and working method, Building Information Modeling (BIM) brings together the work of all stakeholders involved in railway project management and infrastructure and asset management. It enables the digital recording of an entire rail network and uses digital models of a setting to record and manage relevant information and data and share it among all the parties involved. It was on this basis that Siemens Mobility developed its “Digital Track Services,” a special digital process for rail infrastructure.
Automated Driving: flexible capacity optimization
Automated driving is reality and technologies range from semi-automated trains to fully driverless operation. Trains can be coordinated long before they arrive at bottlenecks in the network so that they can pass through in succession and without delays. In the future, it will be possible for vehicles to be automatically routed and effectively controlled along the braking curve, even in complex networks. Our control system Trainguard ATO uses traffic management data and vehicle information to calculate the ideal speed profile for the current conditions at any time. For more environment-friendly, safer and more reliable rail transportation.