The development to WAGNER Rail GmbH

WAGNER is the expert for fire protection in rail vehicles. Intensive research resulted in the launch of a stream of pioneering developments and products in the market. They are the foundation stones for the solutions we develop in order to comply with increasingly complex requirements in fire safety. The resulting degree of protection that we are able to offer our customers is still class-leading today in many sectors.


  • In 2021 WAGNER Rail Schweiz GmbH is founded to support and advise WAGNER Rail GmbH.
  • 2019 the first project in the USA is completed (Caltrain)
  • In 2018 there are numerous new projects such as Metro Glasgow, Voralpenexpress of the Schweizerische Südostbahn, Mireo Rheintal, People Mover Moscow, etc.
  • Due to the expansion of WAGNER Rail the move to new premises takes place in 2018.
  • New development of the smoke switch to take place in 2017
  • The Rail department of WAGNER Bayern GmbH is completely transferred to the new subsidiary WAGNER Rail GmbH in 2016.
  • In 2015, the first aerosol extinguishing system will be used in a rail vehicle.
  • Groundbreaking: In 2015, the first metro in China (Metro Shenyang) is equipped with water mist.
  • In 2012, the fire protection company equips fully automated metros in Kuala Lumpur with redundant fire protection with Siemens
  • Further projects in the following years: e.g. DB regional trains with PESA, Talgo High Speed Train for Saudi Arabia, Stadler Aeroexpress for Moscow
  • TITANUS SIL II approval in 2012
  • In 2010, WAGNER Bayern receives the Bavarian Safety Award for the Fire Protection Division with its project metro Munich.
  • Expansion of the early fire detection system portfolio in 2008
    • first smoke switch in a railway vehicle
    • first TITANUS PRO.SENS® in a rail vehicle (subway Munich)
  • In 2008, the system portfolio is expanded to include water mist technology.
    • First water mist system in a rail vehicle (subway Munich)
  • With its own system portfolio, the focus in 2007 will be on the areas of fire detection and gas extinguishing for rail vehicles.
  • 1998 First fire protection project for rail vehicles: Transrapid Emsland
  • 1989 Company foundation WAGNER Bayern GmbH
  • 1976 Company foundation of the WAGNER Group GmbH