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ICE 4
Name Passenger Train, Electric, ICE
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Passenger Train
SubType Electric
Variety ICE
Manufacturer Siemens (Details)
Era Epoch V (1985-2000)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1985 - Present



History: The Intercity-Express (formerly InterCityExpress and commonly known as ICE (pronounce each letter individually)) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany, Austria, Denmark, France, Belgium, and Switzerland. It is the highest service category of rail offered in Europe and is the flagship train of the German state railway, Deutsche Bahn. There are currently 259 trainsets in use.
The ICE rolling stock is made of 4 generations with different characteristics, but they all share the fact that each car is having two bogies, unlike the French TGV that is fitted with shared bogies between the intermediate cars.
  • ICE 1 (power car class 401) was built by a consortium of companies (Krauss-Maffei, Krupp, Henschel, AEG, ABB, Siemens). It has two power cars at each end and a number of intermediate cars. Given its single 15 kV 16-2/3 Hz AC power input, and a gauge larger than UIC standards, it can merely circulate inside Germany and a few other neighboring countries using this voltage.
  • ICE 2 (power car class 402) is a an improvement of ICE 1, but sharing the same limitations in terms of power input and gauge.
  • ICE 3 (class 403 / 406) based on Siemens Velaro high-speed train, is a departure from the previous ICE design, with a lower gauge and multiple power input capabilities that make it compatible with international travel, including the UK through the channel tunnel. Contrary to its predecessors, it has electrical motors spread over the whole consist instead of the more classical end power cars.
  • ICE 4 (class 412) is the latest generation, jointly built by Siemens and Bombardier. It started commercial operation in 2017. It will progressively replace the ageing ICE 1 and ICE 2.

Railroad/Company:
Siemens AG (German pronunciation: [ˈziːmɛns]) is a German conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad.

The principal divisions of the company are Industry, Energy, Healthcare (Siemens Healthineers), and Infrastructure & Cities, which represent the main activities of the company. The company is a prominent maker of medical diagnostics equipment and its medical health-care division, which generates about 12 percent of the company's total sales, is its second-most profitable unit, after the industrial automation division. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 372,000 people worldwide and reported global revenue of around €83 billion in 2017 according to its earnings release.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-07-06 06:19:11. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-07-06 11:05:05

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