Siemens Mobility delivers Line B of the Rennes metro

Siemens Mobility delivers Line B of the Rennes metro

With the commissioning of the new state-of-the-art automated metro Line B in Rennes, Siemens Mobility has demonstrated its expertise in delivering fully automated turnkey metro systems. Crossing the Rennes metropolitan area along a southwest axis, Line B has 15 stations spread over 13 km.

20 years after the first metro line in Rennes opened with VAL technology (Line A), Rennes Métropole and SEMTCAR renewed its trust in Siemens Mobility to equip the second metro line in the city with the new generation of the automated metro system, Cityval.

“Siemens Mobility France had already equipped the first metro line of the city of Rennes with its VAL system,” said Laurent Bouyer, President of Siemens Mobility France. “Today, together with Rennes Métropole, we are proud to inaugurate the new Line B equipped with the latest generation of Cityval automated driverless metro, which will strengthen the city’s ability to offer low-carbon emission mobility.

“Designed at our world centre of expertise in Toulouse, the Cityval deployed in Rennes showcases the quality of our products and the skills of our teams worldwide.”

As part of this turnkey contract, Siemens Mobility provided the entire system engineering, delivered and implemented the Cityval rolling stock (25 trainsets, initially consisting of two cars), the automated train control system, the track system, the electrification, the platform doors, the operating control centre (OCC), the garage workshop facilities, as well as the radio communication and real-time video transmission in the stations and onboard the trains.

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