Deutsche Bahn

DB ESG awarded ETCS installation design by Siemens Mobility

(Derby, June 2018) DB ESG, part of Deutsche Bahn (DB), is pleased to be able to announce that it has received an order from Siemens Rail Automation to supply the vehicle installation design for a European Train Control System (ETCS) to go onto freight locomotives.

This project forms part of Network Rail Digital Railway’s ETCS Freight Train Fitment Programme. Siemens Rail Automation has a contract with Network Rail for the provision of first-in-class design and fitment of Siemens’ ETCS Trainguard 200® on-board equipment onto the locomotives. Siemens has sub-contracted DB ESG to provide the mechanical and electrical vehicle installation design and first-in-class support of a ETCS Level 2 on-board and TPWS/AWS solution.

DB ESG has a history of freight vehicle engineering and are experienced in delivering system integration design and fitment.

Commenting on this announcement, Nick Goodhand, General Manager, DB ESG said: “DB ESG has a proven track record in the delivery of complex fleet modification programmes. We are also experts in freight locomotives and we recognise the trust that Siemens has placed in us. We look forward to working closely with all Class 66 operators and associated stakeholders to deliver this important First-in-Class project.“