[DE] Siemens unveils its first Mireo trainset for BaWü

After the sneak preview, comes the official presentation: Today Siemens revealed its Mireo EMU for the platform’s launching customer: Baden-Württemberg. A total of eight units will be used for tests at Siemens’ Test and Validation Center in Wegberg-Wildenrath in the coming months.

Siemens has officially presented the first completed Mireo regional EMU for Baden-Württemberg and DB Regio. The next milestone for the German manufacturer is the forthcoming testing phase of a total of eight trainsets, which will take place in its Test and Validation Center in Wegberg-Wildenrath – the PCW.

Author: Siemens Mobility

” . . . With these state-of-the-art trains, we will jointly set new standards for the comfort of our passengers using the Rhine Valley network,” – David Weltzien, Head of Regional Management, Baden-Württemberg, DB Regio AG

Some of the on board features of the trains include information and surveilance systems, spacious seatings, air conditionings, as well as multi-purpose areas and optimized access for people with reduced mobility. Click here for further details on Mireo’s design.

Author: Siemens Mobility

Technical specifications:

  • Consist: 3-cars
  • Capacity: 220 seats
  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h

Scheduled to enter service in the summer of 2020, the 3-car EMUs for Baden-Württemberg will reach a total number of 24. On weekdays they will be deployed on DB Regio’s cross-border route which connects the cities of Offenburg, Freiburg and Basel/Neuenburg (Switzerland). On Sundays, they will be operated in the Kaiserstuhl region from Freiburg to Endingen/Breisach.

Author: Siemens Mobility

Curious: The unit that Siemens presents designated as 463 501. However, last month, 463 003 was seen passing near Wegberg, which is close to the PCW.

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