Desiro Thameslink

From 2016, 115 Desiro City trains will run on the 225 kilometre Thameslink railway line between Bedford and Brighton. Siemens received the order to supply the eight or twelve-part trains in June 2013.

For this, the company has developed a vehicle with a significant weight reduction compared with the predecessor, more space, and increased comfort for the passengers.

As the development partner and supplier, SBF is providing the cold air ducts as well as the complete ceiling system with integrated full LED lighting.

Client: Siemens AG
Project: Aluminium ceiling system with integrated LED lighting and air ducts


The Flexity is Bombardier Transportation"s model for urban mass transit rail systems. Various tram and light rail types are marketed under this brand name.

SBF is supplying the grid lights and LED exterior lights for the design for Frankfurt. The designs for Berlin and Halle are fitted with SBF LED side signal lights.

Client: Bombardier Transportation GmbH
Project: LED exterior lighting (top light and side signal lights) and conventional interior lighting with grid lighting

ET 430

The comfortable and environmentally-friendly multiple-unit suburban trains of the ET 430 series use up to 40 percent less energy according to the manufacturer"s figures.

The 68.30-metre-long trains have fast acceleration and reach speeds of up to 140 km/h in operation. The energy-saving LED lighting integrated in the luggage carriers and the ceiling modules with LED side strips and LED spotlights from SBF create a pleasant ambience.

Client: Bombardier Transportation GmbH / Alstom
Project: LED-illuminated ceiling and luggage carrier system, supplemented by downlights in the door areas

Hamburger Hochbahn DT5

The two-car coach DT5 is an underground rail vehicle used for passenger transport by Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HHA).

It meets the latest ecological and safety standards, offers passengers a very comfortable ride and will eventually replace the remaining DT2 and DT3 vehicles.
The DT5 is one of the first rail vehicles worldwide to be equipped with LED headlights. SBF developed and supplied these headlights.

Client: Bombardier Transportation GmbH / Alstom
Project: LED headlights / taillights combination, LED door ajar warning lights, LED driver"s compartment lighting and conventional interior lighting.

Munich Underground

The C model is currently the newest vehicle generation on the Munich underground railway system.

These C1-generation vehicles are no longer two-car coaches, but now constitute one complete unit. This gives the train a far more integrated appearance.
SBF supplied complete ceiling lights for the continuous passenger area lighting.

Client: Siemens AG
Project: Integrated ceiling lights using T8 fluorescent technology with base plates made from extruded aluminium profiles and polycarbonate cover discs
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