Deutsche Bahn

ESG Rail awarded ETCS installation design by Siemens Mobility

ESG Rail, part of Deutsche Bahn (DB), is pleased to be able to announce that it has received an order from Siemens Rail Automation to supply the vehicle installation design for a European Train Control System (ETCS) to go onto freight locomotives.

This project forms part of Network Rail Digital Railway’s ETCS Freight Train Fitment Programme. Siemens Rail Automation has a contract with Network Rail for the provision of first-in-class design and fitment of Siemens’ ETCS Trainguard 200® on-board equipment onto the locomotives. Siemens has sub-contracted ESG Rail to provide the mechanical and electrical vehicle installation design and first-in-class support of a ETCS Level 2 on-board and TPWS/AWS solution.

ESG Rail has a history of freight vehicle engineering and are experienced in delivering system integration design and fitment.

Commenting on this announcement, Nick Goodhand, General Manager, ESG Rail said: “ESG Rail has a proven track record in the delivery of complex fleet modification programmes. We are also experts in freight locomotives and we recognise the trust that Siemens has placed in us. We look forward to working closely with all Class 66 operators and associated stakeholders to deliver this important First-in-Class project.“

For media enquiries contact Heidi Lee, Communications Manager, ESG Rail – 01332 483 849 (mobile - 07870 958043) or email:

About ESG Rail - ESG Rail is the route to market for DB’s technology expertise. As part of the DB Group, ESG provides innovative, value-led strategic advice, technical consultancy and technology integration. Based in Derby, home to the largest cluster of railway companies in the world, ESG is a leading rolling stock consultancy and provides services to many of the UK’s train operators, manufacturers, owners and maintainers.

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