[DE] First DB “ICEneo” on track

On 27.08.2021, Deutsche Bahn’s future “408 001/501” made its first “self-powered” run on the test tracks of Wegberg-Wildenrath. On 31.08.2021, Achim Scheil was able to photograph the “8001” in nice sunlight:

DB 408 001/501 in Wegberg-Wildenrath – 31.08.2021 © Achim Scheil

This is the time we see the 8-car “ICEneo” train, only one year after the order was published. Its exterior is similar to that of DB’s Baureihe 407.

DB 408 001/501 in Wegberg-Wildenrath – 31.08.2021 © Achim Scheil

In 2022, the first “408s” should enter service. In 2023, ten ICEneo trains should be ready, a number that will eventually grow up to 30. These very high speed trains (commercial vmax will be 320 km/h) are based on Siemens’ Velaro D / series 407 design, yet with updated technology.

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