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Rail is the most environmentally kind mode of transport, releasing 80% less greenhouse gas compared to motor vehicles. To satisfy growing demand, providers need reliable and low-emission line power, as well as asset and network management solutions to keep rolling stock moving.

Hitachi Energy’s rail technology helps sustainable rail mobility in Switzerland

Hitachi Energy delivered its innovative Rail SFC (Static Frequency Converter) Light power conversion technology, supporting SBB’s goal of transitioning towards renewable power sources while increasing the energy efficiency of its rail network. The solution ensures reliable, stable power and reduced energy losses for the newly expanded Léman Express cross-border commuter service.

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Achieving truly sustainable railway operations requires a top-to-bottom approach—from the grid to the wheel—to minimize asset risks. This calls for agile mechanical & electrical design, AI-assisted maintenance, and the full embrace of all things digital. ​

What is the best path to achieving a superior passenger experience? For today’s rail companies, it begins with strategically cultivating the next level of digital insight. It requires transforming rail assets to be smarter and more sustainable, while prioritizing passenger and worker safety. And the management of power and infrastructure networks—as well as mission-critical communications—is paramount.​

Multi-service technology provides a secure, manageable and scalable communication framework​

Communication networks for real-time decision making

Today’s intelligent transportation systems require agile communication support to manage complexity. Mission-critical networks connect the field to the operations center, enabling a seamless interplay between sensors, controllers, and software, as well as between operators and supervisory personnel.​

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Predictive asset management to avoid system downtime

Network maintenance and repair is the leading cause of rail downtime and the associated costs and revenue losses. Better asset management means predictive maintenance and AI-informed diagnostics. These tools allow operators to pinpoint network weaknesses and patch them up before they progress into critical failures. This enhanced information enables informed decisions for managing and maintaining networks.

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Reduce manual diagnostics by over 60%

Hitachi Energy maintains electrical control systems for ​2400 km of track

Control and monitoring for holistic operation

Rail networks become more complex as cities grow and passenger loads increase. Managing a dynamic system of this magnitude—and monitoring it at all levels—can be a cost and risk-laden endeavor. Operators need a simplified way to interact with power networks—line, city or country level—with a fully scalable control center that incorporates data I/O and remote RTU’s

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