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Siemens presents metro of the future in London

11 October 2013

•  The  exhibition  “Going  Underground:  Our  journey  to  the  future”  opens  its doors in London for three months
•  Spectacular metro design study from Siemens in original size
•  IT technologies make traveling easier
 

What will local public transport of the future look like? Siemens answers that question in “The Crystal,” a center for sustainable urban development, which the company runs at the Royal Victoria Docks in the east of London. The eye-catcher in the exhibition, which opens its doors to visitors today for three months and to which ad-mission is free, is the design study for a metro. The model is based technologically on the Inspiro platform from Siemens, while it is based visually on the famous London Tube. The UK’s capital intends to refresh its underground fleet and invest several billions in new vehicles.

In addition to the Inspiro, Siemens is also interactively presenting technologies that help travelers find their way faster in a specially erected station building in London. They include, for example, developments for electronic tickets, passenger infor-mation systems and station management systems.

You can find press photos and further information at: www.siemens.com/press/goingunderground 

The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, power distribution, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities

Siemens has developed a metro platform that sets new standards in its class and contributes to a modern city's spirit.The Inspiro has an instantly recognisable, unmistakable "face".The concept design of the new 'Inspiro' with its full LED lighting creates a light and bright atmosphere in the train.At the same time the train is 30% more energy efficient than similar modern metro trains and will save enough energy to power 30,000 homes per year.

Design is becoming increasingly important within the urban environment. A metropolis' identity is notably determined by the quality and visual impression of its local public transport system. To address the diverse demands posed by public transportation in the cities of tomorrow, Siemens has developed a metro platform that sets new standards in its class and contributes to a modern city's spirit.The Inspiro has large entrance doors and a thoughtfully designed interior with wide passageways that give a generous feeling of space. The concept design of the new 'Inspiro' with its full LED lighting creates a light and bright atmosphere in the train.At the same time the train is 30% more energy efficient than similar modern metro trains and will save enough energy to power 30,000 homes per year.