Siemens: 44 Railjets for Austrian Federal Railways
Order worth around 540 million euros
Erlangen, Germany – Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) has received an order for 44 Railjet trains from Austrian Federal Railways. The order value amounts to approximately 540 million euros. This is the largest order that Siemens AG Austria has received in the last ten years. The additional 44 Railjets mean that Austrian Federal Railways will have a fleet of 67 Railjet trainsets. The first of these trains will be used in international service from 2010 onwards.
Twenty-three of these premium-class trains with speeds of up to 230 km/h were ordered in 2006. These comfortable trains fulfill all the requirements for international high-speed transportation. Their engineering is based on the tried-and-tested Intercity trains from Siemens.
The trainsets, which are being produced at the moment, consist of a driving trailer car and six intermediate cars made of steel. The Railjets will be driven by Siemens Taurus locomotives. A Railjet trainset is 185.5 m long and 205 m with the locomotive. There are 408 seats.
The Transportation Systems Group (TS) of Siemens AG is one of the leading international suppliers to the railway industry. As single-source supplier and system integrator, the Group combines in its business segments Automation & Power, Rolling Stock, Turnkey Systems and Integrated Services all the expertise necessary to cover the spectrum from signaling and control systems to traction power supplies, as well as rolling stock for mass transit, regional and main line services. Extensive experience in project management and forward-looking service concepts complement our portfolio. In fiscal 2006 (ended September 30), TS generated sales of around €4.5 billion according to U.S. GAAP with around 18,800 employees worldwide. Further information on TS can be found at www.siemens.com/transportation