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Siemens Transportation Systems - Articles and news items

Modern bogie solutions

Issue 5 2006, Past issues / 15 September 2006 /

The bogies of railway vehicles have become a high-tech component nowadays. At Siemens, they are developed and manufactured for the whole company in a World Centre of Competence for bogies (CoC) in Graz/Austria, where the most modern technical methods are used in development and production. With totally new bogie concepts and a system for onboard-condition maintenance (as opposed to widely practiced mileage-based maintenance) Siemens is positioning itself in the vanguard of technical development.

The SF 400 bogie

Issue 4 2006, Past issues / 28 July 2006 /

The modular-design SF 400 trailing bogie with air suspension was designed approximately ten years ago at Siemens Transportation Systems’ center of excellence for running gear in Graz, Austria.

Cross-border considerations

Issue 2 2006, Past issues / 3 April 2006 /

The opening of the European railway network initiated by the European Commission in the mid-1990s created numerous opportunities for the railways. However, differing standards still raise considerable barriers to cross-border rail traffic. Different voltage and train safety systems, for instance, impede the more flexible use of traction units. But a new generation of modern multi-system […]

Innovative trainsets for cross-border traffic

Issue 1 2006, Past issues / 14 February 2006 /

The German railway industry has long been considered a world leader with its innovative products. This also underscores the economic success in a generally difficult market. During the first half of 2005, the German rolling stock industry delivered more than half of its vehicles to foreign customers.

The bogies for Desiro DMU UK Class 185

Issue 3 2005, Past issues / 23 August 2005 /

Siemens Transportation Systems (STS), formerly Simmering Graz Pauker (SGP), has almost 150 years experience in the railway business. The product range covered the development and manufacture of locomotives, freight and passenger cars – mainly for the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). In the 1990’s SGP started the development of a high speed bogie for the second and third generation of German high speed train ICE, followed by the development of a high speed tilting bogie.