Siemens Mobility has been selected by Ontario’s local public operator Metrolinx to provide track, signal, and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s railway infrastructure system, according to the company's news release.
The contract includes service for three years with an additional two-year option.
Siemens Mobility will provide its suite of digital tools and software and use of rail data to Metrolinx.
“With the new contract with Metrolinx, we continue to showcase our commitment to being a trusted partner to our customers around the world," said Johannes Emmelheinz, CEO of customer services at Siemens Mobility. "With a combination of our on-the-ground rail infrastructure maintenance experience and our suite of digital services, we can ensure up to 100% system availability. This will ultimately enhance the passenger experience and support passenger growth in the years ahead."
With 20 transit lines and serving more than 100 million passengers, Metrolinx said it works to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
Currently, Siemens Mobility provides services and products to Metrolinx including Signal and Communications back-office support and fault control services at Metrolinx’s Network Operations Center (NOC) in Oakville, Ontario.
In Canada, Siemens Mobility has been providing solutions to the transportation industry for more than 40 years, including, among others, railway infrastructure maintenance services on the rail networks in Quebec and Ontario, light rail vehicles in Edmonton and Calgary, trainsets delivered to VIA Rail Canada, new trainsets for Ontario Northland, an order for locomotives for Montreal’s exo, and the rail electrification and overall system maintenance of the light rail transit network in Kitchener-Waterloo.