Siemens Mobility to Deliver 70 Mireo Trains to ÖBB

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has ordered the first 70 Mireo regional and long-distance trains from Siemens Mobility under a framework agreement signed in 2023.

The newly ordered trains will be delivered in three different versions from the end of 2027. Their design will build on Siemens’ established Mireo electric multiple-unit (EMU) vehicles.

They will operate at speeds up to 160 km/h and will offer numerous passenger amenities such as air conditioning, WiFi, barrier-free access, electrical plugs, racks for skis and snowboards, capacity for buggies and wheelchairs and space for bicycles.

This order marks further development of the Mireo platform
This order marks further development of the Mireo platform

The new cars will also be wider than previous Mireo trains to further enhance the passenger experience.

In addition, for the first time, Siemens Mobility is designing the new trains with inner bearing bogies as a single-car concept. The SF7500 bogies save weight and space, while also improving the train’s handling.

Unlike the previous Mireo trains, where two cars share one ‘Jacobs bogie’, each ÖBB Mireo car will have two bogies. Several of these bogies will be powered by high-performance traction motors to optimise acceleration between traction and energy efficiency.

Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility said:

“Siemens Mobility and ÖBB have long enjoyed a strong and trusting partnership. We are especially proud to deliver a further development of the Mireo platform to ÖBB as a single car concept for the company’s new fleet. With their numerous innovations, cross-border operating capability, and high level of passenger comfort and convenience, the new Mireo trains will help make ÖBB’s local and regional transport even more attractive.”

This order is worth more than 800 million EUR. Specifically, it consists of eleven 73-metre-long local trains, 28 106-metre-long regional trains, and 31 106-metre-long for long-distance transport within the Alps.

All units will be equipped with the latest European Train Control System (ETCS) from Siemens Mobility to enable shorter train intervals.

ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä said:

“With the additional 70 multiple-unit trains, we are consistently continuing our investment programme in a modern fleet. The new trains have a speed of 160 km/h and offer increased passenger comfort, barrier-free boarding, the option of transporting bicycles and WiFi. In addition, a special focus was placed on efficient energy consumption.”

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