posted on 16th Sep 2022 09:13
On 15 September 2022, Siemens Mobility announced that it has been awarded a contract by NS to retrofit 176 ViRM EMUs with the on-board ETCS Level 2. Siemens will provide the ETCS OBUs and installation support, as well as seven years of maintenance services for the system.
The retrofitted vehicles will be delivered between 2023 and 2027. This is the first major contract award of rolling stock ETCS upgrade in the Netherlands and is part of a comprehensive Dutch program to retrofit its existing fleet with the latest ATP.
We asked Siemens what is the worth of the contract, and where the retrofitting will be carried out. We are waiting for an answer.