by Josephine Cordero Sapién
14 Oct 2020
Siemens Mobility’s Bogie Service Centre in Lincoln has reached a milestone, having serviced its 500th bogie, which came from the e320 Eurostar (Siemens Velaro).
The 8 million GBP centre opened in November 2018. Its focus has been on servicing the bogies and wheelsets of the latest Siemens Mobility trains in the United Kingdom, such as the Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains and the Desiro Classic trains.
The Bogie Service Centre how has a team of 62 employees, of which 44 are skilled technicians.
“The completion of the 500th bogie overhaul is a real milestone and achievement and a reflection of the hard work by our team of highly skilled rail technicians.
“The changes and upgrades we've introduced make the facility even more efficient. Ultimately this is all about increasing value sustainably over the train's lifecycle and providing customers with a reduced cost combined with the very best service.”
Over the past 12 months Siemens Mobility has invested substantial sums, installing, among other things, Mechan bogie lift stands to increase safety and efficiency. Improvements to the facility’s maintenance procedures have upped the throughput of bogies to the extent that in 2020 the Bogie Service Centre seeing double the output of 2019.
Siemens Mobility has also established a new condition-assessment area. It allows technicians to fully strip down, clean and service bogies and assess the components in a controlled environment. This improves the understanding of the mileage extensions needed for each bogie in order to reduce cost and increase value for customers.
At the same time Siemens Mobility is investing 200 million GBP in a new train manufacturing plant in Goole, which should open in 2023.
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Metro Sofia has ordered an additional eight Inspiro trains from a consortium comprised of Siemens Mobility and NEWAG SA.
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded £15m by the UKRPIF to establish a new railway research and innovation centre at Goole.
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As part of the East Coast Digital Programme, the Class 700 Thameslink fleet will be upgraded to the latest version of ETCS.
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Siemens Mobility has presented the final designs of the Mireo Plus H and Plus B trains for Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB).
The Greater Cleveland RTA has selected Siemens Mobility as the preferred vendor to replace its ageing rolling stock.
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Amtrak has unveiled renders of its newest train, the Amtrak Airo. The new trains will begin operating across Amtrak routes in 2026.
Dortmunder Eisenbahn (DE) has taken delivery of a new Siemens Vectron Dual Mode locomotive, leased from Alpha Trains.
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Deutsche Bahn has completely converted Berlin’s S8 line to its newest generation of trains; the 483/484 series.
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Locomotive leasing company, Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has ordered 14 Vectron MS multisystem locomotives from Siemens Mobility.
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SBB Cargo has chosen to lease 35 Vectron AC locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The vehicles will be delivered in 2024.
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A special ceremony has been held for the signing of the transport contract for the Elbe-Spree network in Brandenburg an der Havel.
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Amtrak has taken up the option to order a further 50 Charger locomotives from Siemens Mobility as it continues to replace its fleet.
Modernisation of signalling and interlocking technology on DB's Ruhr-Sieg line has been completed in just 18 months.
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Singapore's LTA has awarded two contracts for its future Jurong Region Line (JRL), with a combined value of 386 million SGD.
Mass Transit Railway's (MTR) East Rail Line Cross-Harbour Extension has begun operating passenger services in Hong Kong.
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Bayerische Regiobahn has signed a leasing contract for a Siemens Mobility two-car hydrogen-powered trainset.
NCTD has awarded Siemens Mobility a 12-year maintenance contract for its fleet of Siemens Sprinter DMU vehicles.
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Deutsche Bahn has ordered an additional 43 ICE 3neo trains from Siemens Mobility, adding to the previous order of 30 units.
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Vienna: Wiener Lienen's new X-car metro trains will feature more information-rich passenger information displays.
Rail vehicle rental company Railpool has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for 100 Vectron MS locomotives.
Siemens Mobility will supply Akiem with 20 Vectron locomotives. This is the first order under a framework agreement signed in August 2021.
VGF has awarded the contract for Frankfurt's metro and tram network digital train control system to Siemens Mobility.
Siemens Mobility has won a contract with Sporveien AS to install its CBTC technology on the Oslo Metro network.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded the contract to deliver signalling works for the Carstairs remodelling project in Scotland.
A trial using silicone carbide semiconductor technology in a Siemens Mobility Avenio tram in Munich has successfully concluded.
NEB has ordered 31 two-car, battery-operated Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility for the new East Brandenburg rail network.
The Office of Rail and Road has published its Signalling Market Study, launched in November 2020, to improve competition in the sector in GB.
Siemens Mobility is celebrating a milestone - the 1000th Vectron locomotive has left its site in Munich, Germany, destined for Denmark.
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