Mitsubishi Electric Railcar air-conditioning Systems for Siemens Desiro High Capacity Trains

Mitsubishi Electric railcar Air-Conditioning systems will be used in Desiro High Capacity railcars on the Rhine-Ruhr express (RRX) train network in Germany. Rhine-Ruhr express (RRX) train network connects cities and provinces in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. The six lines of the RRX project will connect major cities, including Köln (Cologne), Leverkusen, Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Bochum, Dortmund, Bielefeld, and Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate. Mitsubishi Electric will deliver 328 air-conditioning systems (82 trainsets totaling 164 cars) worth approximately 1.7 billion yen (US$ 15 million).

RRX_RouteSiemens favorably evaluated Mitsubishi Electric’s high reliability and extensive track record in delivering railcar air-conditioning systems, as well as its status as the first Japanese manufacturer of such systems to be certified under the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) in 2010.
Rhine-Ruhr express_insideMitsubishi Electric continues to win contracts for transportation systems in Europe, including an order received in 2014 from Deutsche Bahn AG for traction systems worth approximately 3 billion yen. The company became the first Japanese manufacturer of railcar main transformers to receive IRIS certification in January of this year.

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