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Siemens Mobility Expands Desiro ML Fleet for ÖBB with 21 New Trainsets

Siemens Mobility Expands Desiro ML Fleet for ÖBB with 21 New Trainsets
photo: Siemens Mobility / Public domain/Siemens Mobility Desiro ML for ÖBB
30 / 04 / 2024

Siemens Mobility GmbH has secured an order from Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for 21 additional Siemens Desiro ML electric trainsets.

The order will increase the size of ÖBB’s Desiro ML fleet to 294 trains, of which 236 are already in service throughout the country. This order underscores the reliability of the Siemens Mobility Desiro ML fleet. Beginning in 2026, the trains will serve local routes in the eastern part of the country, in particular the main line between Vienna Meidling and Floridsdorf and the outer branch lines in Lower Austria.

Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock, Siemens Mobility, said: “The Desiro ML is an internationally proven regional train that earns the highest ratings for passenger satisfaction. The electric trainsets feature impressive state-of-the-art technology and maximum comfort. They meet the highest standards of convenience, also for passengers with reduced mobility, with further optimized entrance areas as well as reading lights and USB ports in the respective seating areas.”

The Desiro ML trains are recognized for their advanced technology and top level of passenger comfort and convenience. They meet the highest mobility standards and enable fully barrier-free mobility. Key features of the Desiro ML trains include 217 comfortable seats, levelized, barrier-free access with extending steps at all doors, optimized high-floor areas for S-Bahn operation, and automatic heating and air conditioning to maintain pleasant interior temperatures.

They also have adjustable and ergonomic high-comfort seats with sufficient legroom, combined power sockets / USB ports in the high-floor area, fold-out laptop tables and footrests, space for baby buggies in the middle car, room for bicycles in the multi-purpose area, and optimized space for wheelchairs and persons with reduced mobility. The trains are also equipped with modern information displays, WiFi service, an on-board portal, two toilets (one barrier-free), and diaper changing tables.

Source: Siemens Mobility Press Releases