Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System (ETCS) into the cabs of Class 60, 59,57 and 47 freight locomotives.
This follows on from the contract that DB ESG received back in June 2018 to provide the mechanical and electrical installation design for Class 66 freight locos.
The work on these fleets forms part of Network Rail Digital Railway’s ETCS Freight Train Fitment Programme. Siemens Mobility 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.
In turn, Siemens Mobility 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 recognised expertise in freight locomotive vehicle engineering and is experienced in delivering complex fleet modification programmes.
Commenting on this announcement, DB ESG managing director Nick Goodhand said: “We have enjoyed the challenges of the Class 66 project and working closely with all the operators and associated stakeholders. We understand the cab space constraints, the importance of human factors and the complexity of freight vehicles, including the number of Class variants within each fleet type. We are delighted to be continuing our working relationships and thank Siemens Mobility for the faith that they have put in us through these additional orders.”