[passenger] ÖBB officially announces Mireo EMUs (in Cityjet design)

On 31.08.2023, Siemens Mobility announced it won the tender for a framework agreement to deliver up to 540 single-deck electric multiple-unit trains to the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). Now, the first batch has been officially announced:

On 28.11.2023, the first call-off order was placed; Today a bit more information was released:

  • 31x four-car EMU, 105 meter, “Fernverkehr” / intra-Alpine long-distance transport;
  • 28x four-car EMU, 105 meter, “Nahverkehr” / Cityjet level;
  • 11x three-car EMUs, 73 meter, “Nahverkehr” / Cityjet level;

The order exceeds EUR 800 million, and the first sets will be in use by the end of 2027. New is also the first official visual of a Mireo in Cityjet design:

© ÖBB I Siemens Mobility


The new trainsets, belonging to the Mireo platform, can reach speeds up to 160 km/h. Inside, there is space for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Travellers can expect numerous features, such as information monitors with a modern information system, WiFi and support for tablets and smartphones.

The equipment of the new EMUs at a glance

  • Low floor barrier-free entrances;
  • Automatic air conditioning;
  • Comfortable seats;
  • Footrests, folding tables and tablet and smartphone holders;
  • Sockets (Schuko and USB-C) near the seats;
  • Wireless Internet access;
  • Large tables for face-to-face seating groups;
  • Pram parking spaces after each entrance area;
  • Up to 30 bicycle parking spaces;
  • Ski and snowboard racks;
  • Two wheelchair spaces with height-adjustable table;
  • Space for assistance dogs;
  • Information monitors;
  • Space for luggage;
  • One standard toilet and one barrier-free toilet (both with changing table).

In the press statement, Siemens shows an artistic impression of the EMUs in CityJet livery for the first time.

The details of the tender:

[AT] ÖBB and co is tendering 540 electric multiple units

A platform on the rise

The modular Mireo platform was first announced in 2016 and has become a relative sales success over the last few years with multiple operators in Germany. With a further Battery and Hydrogen version, Siemens has proven it can offer a flexible platform to its customers. In the coming years, the Mireo will expand to Denmark and Austria.