ÖBB orders additional Desiro ML trains

ÖBB ordered from Siemens Mobility Austria 27 additional Desiro ML EMUs to renew its fleet and investing in modern trains for inner-Alpine rail transport.

“Our Desiro ML trains are especially popular with passengers as well as rail operators,” Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility said, underlining that Siemens fleet in Austria is formed by 270 vehicles.

The new three-car trains will offer even more space, comfort and convenience on inner-Alpine routes when they enter service in 2025. This will make it even more attractive for passengers and commuters to switch from private transport to rail.

The new 75 metre-long trains for inner-Alpine rail services will run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h and will be equipped with ETCS, modern and real-time passenger information system, free Wi-Fi and onboard Railnet portal.

The air – conditioned trains will provide around 220 seats and spaces for up to 24 bicycles and 2 wheelchairs.

ÖBB previously ordered 246 Desiro ML EMUs and over 200 of them are already in service throughout Austria.

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