Traction systems for Siemens, Rennes metro

Strukton Rolling Stock delivers the traction systems for the Siemens Cityval vehicles for the Rennes metro Line b. Siemens and Strukton have agreed that Strukton Rolling Stock will supply modern traction equipment consisting of traction converters and traction control electronics, meeting Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) on behalf of all Siemens Cityval and Airval vehicles.

Rennes and worldwide
Power electronics
Testopstelling - Transnet-klein

Project details

The first order under the agreement is the delivery for the new French metro Rennes line b vehicles. The traction converters for the Rennes metro will go through an extensive test programme in 2016.

Cityval and Airval

Cityval and Airval are the latest generation of the VAL (Véhicule Automatique Léger) people mover system. Siemens’ fully automated transportation system which was first introduced some thirty years ago. Strukton has already successfully provided new traction systems for the mid-life renovation projects of the Chicago airport VAL people mover and the urban (metro) VAL system in Toulouse. Now Siemens has selected Strukton for all new VAL vehicles.

Rennes metro Line b

The new 12.6 km long line b of the Rennes metro will run from Mermoz in the southwest to Champs Blancs in the northeast, calling on 15 stations. In addition to the 25 two-car trainsets, Siemens will supply the complete track and electrification system consisting of Trainguard MT CBTC signalling, platform screen doors, telecommunications equipment and an operational control centre and depot.