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Siemens Avenio HF come to Dusseldorf and Duisburg in 2025

Siemens Mobility has announced that 109 of their Avenio high-floor light rails were ordered by Düsseldorfer Rheinbahn AG and Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft. These will provide transport for two million people in Dusseldorf and Duisburg in 2025. The contract for the vehicles includes an option to add an extra 48 units and supplies a 24 year of spare parts, maintenance and servicing.

The vehicles are worth 400 million euros and will approximately cover 85 kilometres in Duisburg and Dusseldorf, as well as the cities: Neuss, Krefeld and Meerbusch. The capacity of each train will accommodate 177 passengers in total, equipped with 51 seats. Michael Peter, SEO of Siemens Mobility stated: “Our services will also guarantee our customers optimal availability and a sustainable increase in value over the vehicles’ entire lifecycle,”

Siemens Mobility: shaping the future of mobility

Siemens Mobility has been providing transport solutions for 126 years. They focus on sustainability and secure transport combating climate change, population growth and digitalisation. Siemens Mobility uses digitalisation to enable mobility operators worldwide creating intelligent infrastructure/trains, vehicles that have a long-lasting lifecycle, providing passengers a great experience and guaranteeing optimal availability.

Their vision is to provide the world with seamless transportation throughout their travels. Their innovations focus on rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, intelligent traffic systems and turnkey projects.

High-floor light rail vehicle’s return to the market

The Avenio HF light rail vehicles will be serving different platform heights. For this to happen, all vehicles will be equipped with folding steps. The vehicles also offer enough space for wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles. To ensure passengers’ comfort, air suspension, air conditioning and media systems will be integrated.

As for the train drivers, they will have the support of the Siemens Tram Assistant digital collision warning system. This system will allow the driver to have radar and video sensors to detect dangerous situations to avoid accidents.

Author: Sarah Chebaro

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