Siemens Mobility receives order for Mireo trains from Bavarian rail operator

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Siemens Mobility has received an order to build 23 four-car Mireo trainsets for rail operator agilis Eisenbahngesellschaft in Bavaria Germany.

The trainsets, which have been design specifically to be energy efficient, will be delivered for the Regensburg/Danube Valley rail network in 2024 and are scheduled to enter passenger service in December that year.

The Mireo trains will serve on the new RE Line 50 from Nuremberg to Plattling, and the RB Line 51 from Neumarkt to Plattling. The Mireo trainsets will be built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Krefeld.

The Mireo from Siemens Mobility is a scalable articulated trainset whose weight has been substantially reduced by various design measures, such as bogies with inside bearings. Significantly improved aerodynamics compared to previous models considerably reduce the train’s energy consumption. The new Mireo variant is particularly powerful, enabling it to accelerate faster. The train has a top speed of 160 km/h.

Albrecht Neumann, CEO of rolling stock, Siemens Mobility, said “We’ve already sold over 240 trainsets from our successful Mireo series. The train impresses operators and passengers alike with their improved passenger comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency. We have developed a new, particularly powerful variant of the Mireo especially for the Regensburg/Danube Valley network. The train is equipped with two additional drive axles that enables faster acceleration.”

In other news, Siemens Mobility is equipping the new platform of the DM 20 dual-mode locomotive from Vossloh Locomotives with the European Train Control System ETCS Baseline 3, type Trainguard.

Initially, 100 of the four-axle hybrid locomotives will be equipped with this Europe-wide standardized train control system to be used for cross-border freight operation in the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria. 

“Connected transport and information systems are the basis for the European mobility of tomorrow. By equipping our eco-friendly DM 20 with ETCS Level 2, we are already part of this sustainable future. The order to Siemens Mobility marks the start of a long-term partnership in the ETCS sector," explains Dr Bernd Hoppe, CEO of Vossloh Locomotives.