Overview

Safety and stability

For rail service providers, safety and on-time delivery of high-quality service are the key to business. Through our train control and monitoring systems (TCMS), safety technology systems and automated control systems that autonomously evaluate operational status and control operations accordingly, we provide the advanced transportation technologies to keep passengers feeling at ease.

Comfort

Mitsubishi Electric offers the transportation system innovations needed to provide ease of use for all passengers and a high level of comfort. From comfort in the carriage and train station convenience to the timely provision of information and other advanced services, we deliver a wide range of technologies only possible from a diversified electrical and electronics manufacturer.

Ecology

Mitsubishi Electric offers an environment-conscious approach to transportation systems for the sustainable development of society and high-quality lifestyles in the future. We strive to achieve ever-higher environmental performance through new technological innovations, such as low-energy-consumption rolling stock, effective utilisation of regenerated electric power and levelling of power loads.

History

1921

Mitsubishi Electric launched its transportation system business.

1960

First delivery to the overseas market: Propulsion systems for Indian National Railway’s electric locomotives

2000s

Delivered the first Train Integrated Management System (TIMS) in Japan.

2001

Delivered Japan's first “Train Vision” on-board information system.

2013

Supplied the world’s first SiC-based auxiliary power supply unit.

2014

World’s first order of 3.3 kV/1500 A All SiC based VVVF inverter for 1500 VDC catenaries.

R&D/technologies

Order for prototype traction transformers from French National Railways.

Mitsubishi Electric is the first Japanese company to be certified by SNCF as a propulsion systems supplier.

Expanded line-up of integrated 400 V AC-output station energy-saving inverters.

This line-up contributes to more energy-efficient operations, even at train stations with high-load demands of 400 V power distribution circuits.

Concepts for advanced rail travel

We’re looking to the future, including enhancements such as barrier-free fare collection in stations, personalised on-board services and more.

Railcar electrical equipment for Hong Kong MTR train replacement project

Mitsubishi Electric was contracted to participate. The contract covers 93 train sets comprising 744 carriages that will operate on Hong Kong’s mass transit railway (MTR).

Railway systems for TfNSW (Transport for New South Wales)

This project is the biggest order in the history of Mitsubishi Electric’s railway business in the Oceania market.

Future prospects of transportation systems

Overseas business expansion; technological prospects; railway energy and environmental solutions to support a low-carbon society, and more...

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