DB Regio, the regional transport business of Deutsche Bahn AG, has ordered 7 Mireo trains from Siemens Mobility.
The trains will operate on the regional express route between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg/Mannheim via Bruchsal in the Karlsruhe 7b network.
They will be built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Krefeld, Germany, and their delivery is planned for the end of 2022.
“This order marks the third Mireo order we’ve received from DB Regio AG in less than three years. Our Mireo trains will operate in future on the new regional “North Baden Express” line and also serve as regional trains in the Rhine Valley and on the S-Bahn system in the Rhine-Neckar region. The Mireo features an energy-efficient vehicle design and improved passenger comfort, and offers sustainable value enhancement over the entire lifecycle,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
The three-car Mireo trains are offering more than 200 seats. The train has a scalable, articulated design. Its lightweight construction, energy-efficient components and intelligent network management enables the Mireo to reduce its energy consumption by up to 25% compared to the previous generation of electric multiple-unit trains. The new aerodynamic design and quiet bogies reduce the train’s noise level.
The new trains are procured by DB Regio AG on behalf of the Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg as the responsible authority for this network. After delivery of the vehicles, these will become the property of the Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) and are leased to DB Regio for 13 years, the term of the transport contract.