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Rail Systems Technology in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

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Berlin-Brandenburg booth at InnoTrans 2018 Newly developed underground train for Berlin, called U-Bahn type IK, by Stadler OEMs Bombardier Transportation Siemens, Mobility Division Stadler Pankow Vehicle engineering AnToMe arxes-tolina BahSIG Bahn-Signalbau Fahrzeugwerk Brandenburg Fahrzeugwerke Miraustrasse KB PowerTech Knorr-Bremse PanTrac Photon Laser Manufacturing PROSE Berlin RWS Railway Service SGW Werder TransTech F&E Vetschau Track system | Transport facilities GBM Gleisbaumechanik Spitzke Voestalpine BWG Wirthwein Control technology | IT ASCI Systemhaus GSP Sprachtechnologie ime Elektrotechnik INTERAUTOMATION IVU Traffic Technologies Move & Traffic Controls PSI Transcom RMM RailwayMechanics- Metal SIUT Verkehrsautomatisierung Berlin Service providers Deutzer Technische Kohle Ferchau Engineering ICB Ingenieur-Consult Verkehrstechnik IGES Institut Institut für Bahntechnik Leading international location Berlin-Brandenburg is one of the leading locations for railway transport technology; over 100 businesses and scientific institutions with more than 20,000 employees make the capital region one of the most important European centers for research, development and manufacturing. This ranges from the manufacture of vehicles to track construction, through to signalling and rail-related services, all carried out by such industry giants as Siemens, Bombardier, Stadler, Knorr-Bremse, voestalpine BWG and many other small to medium-sized businesses. The industry’s strong position opens up new avenues for suppliers – for example through the development of system capabilities to tier 1 or 2 – and therefore also for the additional creation of value in the region. This makes Berlin-Brandenburg even more attractive to new establishments. Deutsche Bahn brings into focus a variety of core transport functions in the region and is present through commuter trains (S-Bahn), for instance. In addition to the largest German public transport service provider, BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe), other transport operators »Stadler supplies innovative solutions for railway transport of the future. We find individual ideas to meet the different needs of our customers. With great attention to detail and creative approaches, we rise to the challenge of creating sustainable mobility and interesting perspectives for our employees. The capital region offers us a good basis as a location with a tradition in rail systems technology.« Jure Mikolčić CEO, Stadler Pankow GmbH »We are a regional group and our region is of great importance for us. We actively support the growth of the railway sector in Berlin and Brandenburg. For us, this means to expand the passenger transportation, to strengthen freight traffic on tracks and to offer our employees safe jobs. « Thomas Becken Chairman of the Board Deutsche Eisenbahn Service AG (DESAG) are also headquartered in Berlin or Brandenburg, such as Netinera with ODEG (Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn), Abellio, Transdev, Captrain with IGB (Industriebahn-Gesellschaft) and NEB (Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn), BEHALA (Berliner Hafen- und Lagerhausgesellschaft) and HVLE (Havelländische Eisenbahn). With 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries and 153,421 trade visitors (2018), the world’s leading trade show, InnoTrans, in Berlin is the biggest international trade show for railway technology. Research and innovation Berlin has always been a place for railway pioneers; it was here that the first electric train was put on the tracks. Even today, Berlin-Brandenburg remains a region of innovation: automation, digitization, lightweight construction, energy efficiency and noise reduction are all keywords that best describe the innovation potential of the regional economy and research. Examples of this include the key developments in the Europe-wide harmonization and standardization of train drivers’ cabins (European Drivers’ Desk) as well as signalling,

An international leader in the research, development and manufacturing of rail transport technology with over 100 businesses and 20,000 employees A unique concentration of all significant players and performance segments – notable operators, mobility providers, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers Near to growing markets in Central and Eastern Europe Germany’s leading location for rail transport technology in research, universities and vocational training Highly skilled specialists Center of political decision-making and the seat of the most important transport federations in Germany Study command and control technology in a hands-on program at the Railway Operation and Experimental Laboratory of TU Berlin Central hub for the flow of traffic and goods in Europe The world’s leading trade show, “InnoTrans” control and train protection with the European Train Control System (ETCS). All of these contribute to the interoperability of trans-European railway systems and facilitate cross-border rail traffic. Radial-adjusting bogies for lownoise freight wagons developed at TU Berlin and the illuminated platform edge made of fibre-optic concrete from SIUT are further examples of Berlin-Brandenburg’s innovative railway technology. The dynamic trend of digitization opens up new avenues for rail technology, with the automation of operation, the interlinking with other modes of transport and new models for maintenance and repair all profiting from it. As a center for start-ups, Berlin offers a foundation of productive cooperation between established regional businesses and dynamic tech companies. Berlin-Brandenburg is an internationally-renowned research location, with TU Berlin, TH Brandenburg and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offering everything from basic research, to development assistance, through to extensive capabilities in rail vehicle technology, infrastructure and rail operation. In addition, a modern education and innovation centre as well as an industrial park for the railway industry is being created at the Bahntechnologie Cam- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Hecht Chair of Rail Vehicles Technische Universität Berlin »The many interfaces in rail transport require expertise in order to follow good intentions with good results. TU Berlin delivers solutions – from basic innovation to troubleshooting – for reducing noise, boosting energy efficiency, safety issues, increasing reliability, etc.« »As a medium-sized family owned business based in Zeuthen near Berlin, we provide measurement services for operators of railborne transport systems worldwide with our innovative developments. This speaks for the first-class expertise in the capital region!« Manfred Deutzer CEO Deutzer Technische Kohle GmbH pus Havelland (BTC) in Wustermark, a former major marshalling yard to the west of Berlin. Corporate and scientific players contribute to key European projects whose aims are to develop the railway technology of the future, with systems companies such as Bombardier and Siemens having leading roles in Shift2Rail, the European Rail R&D Initiative. Good integration As one of the growth industries in the capital region, rail systems technology is a core component of the Cluster Transport, Mobility and Logistics cluster, which connects the economy to research and provides contacts to both governments and authorities. The close and productive cooperation with other clusters in the capital region (such as the fields of IT, communications technology, energy technology and photonics) is an important factor in the performance of the regional economy. Furthermore, the cooperation of partner clusters exists in the framework of the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI). The European Rail Research Network of Excellence (EURNEX) based in Berlin brings together the areas of expertise in European rail research. KCW LAT nxtbase technologies RST Rail System Testing SCI Verkehr Witt IndustrieElektronik ZEDAS Transport operators Abellio BEHALA BLG Rail Logistics BVG Captrain, IGB, NEB DESAG Deutsche Bahn, S-Bahn Berlin, DB Regio Nordost Havelländische Eisenbahn LOCON Netinera, ODEG PCC Intermodal Transdev VBB Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam Research BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Railway Engineering DLR, Institute of Vehicle Concepts Fraunhofer IZM TH BrandenburgRail Management and Marketing – Rail Freight/Seaport Hinterland Transport – Energy Efficiency TH Wildau, Transport Logistics TU BerlinRailway Operations and Infrastructure – Rail Vehicles Associations | Networks Allianz pro Schiene EURNEX IFV Bahntechnik MOFAIR Verband der Bahnindustrie in Deutschland

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