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Fifth major rail order for Siemens in Bangkok

Staff Writer |
Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) and CH. Karnchang Public Company Limited are working with a consortium of Siemens and ST Electronics (Thailand) Limited to deliver rail technology for the extension of Bangkok's Blue Line Metro.

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The scope of Siemens' delivery includes 35 three-car metro trains, the signaling system, the traction power supply and complete equipment for the depot and workshop.

In addition, Siemens will perform maintenance services of the transit system for a period of ten years.

Commissioning of the line extension is planned for 2019-2020. When completed, BEM will be the transport operator for this line.

Siemens Mobility Division has conceived and completed three high-performance turnkey rail systems for Bangkok to date.

In addition to the Blue Line, which has been operating since 2004, Siemens also delivered the Skytrain and the Airport Rail Link.

A connection between the Blue Line and the Purple Line was inaugurated today.

In 2016, Siemens received the order for 22 four-car metro trains for the city's Green Line. Delivery of the first trains is scheduled for the coming year.

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