30 October


Departure to tram stop Holzkirchner Bahnhof and ride with a new Avenio LRV to MVG Tram depot in Steinhausen. During the ride, explanation about trams in Munich.

Presentation of MVG fleet management and replacement strategy, technical details and current development (e.g. retrofitting of infotainment displays in LRVs). Focus on successful re-design of LRVs from the 1990s. Possibility to spot various generations of LRVs.

Ride to St. Emmeram with a vintage tram (R2.2-Car). Stop and visit of new terminus station opened in 2011; presentation of local urban planning issues of this new section. On the way back, discussion about specific tram sections and sightseeing, as well as information about future projects and tram priority measures in Munich.

Departure by S-Bahn via Munich Ostbahnhof (Munich east) to the S-Bahn depot München-Steinhausen. Bus transfer from Ostbahnhof to the S-Bahn depot.

Suburban railways in the greater Munich area are operated by a subsidiary company of Deutsche Bahn AG (DB). DB operates Munich S-Bahn on behalf of the State of Bavaria and on a contract basis.

We will give you an insight into the everyday and strategic challenges, like capacity utilisation and enlargement - in a network that was designed for a daily patronage of 250,000 and today provides transportation to more than 800,000 passengers on every working day. With all lines running through one core tunnel and 2-minute-headway operation, Munich S-Bahn is one of the busiest heavy railway systems in Europe and in the world. The current service contract will cease in 2017, which means that it will undergo a public tendering process in the months to come.

The visit will include a presentation about the planned second core tunnel and a guided tour of our depot, where you will have the opportunity to visit  the stands and see the constructions that are used for the maintenance / repair work. In our depot we perform the whole maintenace treatments in an 3-shift system with 175 workman, 7 days a week.


Departure to Hauptbahnhof and explanation of station refurbishment and planning of the reconstruction of the main station area following  the construction of 2nd commuter railway tunnel. Short visit of refurbished mezzanine level.

Departure with special train (Typ C1) to Fröttmaning (soccer stadium): presentation of a new C2 train concept and visit of MVG technical centre.

Ride with C1 train to Münchner Freiheit: Visit across the colourful station, fully restyled and re-designed in 2009, as well as visit of the surface tram station with its impressive roof construction.

Short ride with C1 train to Marienplatz: Visit of tunnel extension opened for Soccer world cup 2006, as well as visit of renovated mezzanine and new MVG customer centre.

The Data Analytics Centre of Siemens Mobility Services in Allach was established about a year ago and now employs close to 20 people. It is at the forefront of data analytics technology, bringing leading-edge capabilities to the mobility industry.

The data scientists at the Center use data from rail vehicles and rail infrastructure to identify upcoming component failures and predict the appropriate corrective actions.

For this purpose, Siemens Mobility has data connections to a large number of rail vehicles and infrastructure, gathering the data from such devices and applying modern data mining and machine learning algorithms to this data.

Furthermore, the data scientists in the Siemens Mobility Data Services work very closely with the engineering departments at Siemens Mobility to leverage their know-how for even better prediction models.