Cityjet Desiro at the Hauptbahnhof in Vienna

ÖBB orders 21 Desiro ML trains from Siemens Mobility

Cityjet Desiro at the Hauptbahnhof in Vienna Siemens Mobility

A total of 21 new Desiro ML trains are set to join the operational ranks, courtesy of an order granted to Siemens Mobility GmbH by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). This procurement, announced recently, will augment ÖBB’s Desiro ML fleet to 294 trains, with 236 already traversing various routes across the nation.

The decision to bolster the fleet underscores the reliability and effectiveness of Siemens Mobility’s Desiro ML trains. Scheduled for deployment commencing 2026, these trains will predominantly serve local routes in the eastern region of Austria, particularly the pivotal line connecting Vienna Meidling and Floridsdorf, along with peripheral branch lines in Lower Austria.

Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility, commented on the development, stating: “The Desiro ML stands as a globally recognised regional train, boasting exceptional passenger satisfaction ratings. These electric trainsets showcase cutting-edge technology and offer maximum comfort to passengers. They adhere to the highest standards of convenience, catering to passengers with diverse needs, including those with reduced mobility, thanks to optimised entrance areas, reading lights, and USB ports in designated seating zones.”

Desiro ML

Noteworthy attributes of these trains include 217 comfortable seats, barrier-free access with extending steps at all entrances, optimised high-floor areas for S-Bahn operations, and automated heating and air conditioning systems ensuring optimal interior temperatures. Additionally, passengers benefit from adjustable, ergonomic seats with ample legroom, combined power sockets and USB ports in designated areas, fold-out laptop tables, footrests, provision for baby buggies in central carriages, designated space for bicycles, and optimised areas for wheelchair users and passengers with reduced mobility. Modern amenities such as information displays, WiFi connectivity, an on-board portal, two toilets (one of which is barrier-free), and diaper-changing facilities further enhance the travel experience.

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Cityjet Desiro at the Hauptbahnhof in Vienna

ÖBB orders 21 Desiro ML trains from Siemens Mobility

Cityjet Desiro at the Hauptbahnhof in Vienna Siemens Mobility

A total of 21 new Desiro ML trains are set to join the operational ranks, courtesy of an order granted to Siemens Mobility GmbH by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). This procurement, announced recently, will augment ÖBB’s Desiro ML fleet to 294 trains, with 236 already traversing various routes across the nation.

The decision to bolster the fleet underscores the reliability and effectiveness of Siemens Mobility’s Desiro ML trains. Scheduled for deployment commencing 2026, these trains will predominantly serve local routes in the eastern region of Austria, particularly the pivotal line connecting Vienna Meidling and Floridsdorf, along with peripheral branch lines in Lower Austria.

Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility, commented on the development, stating: “The Desiro ML stands as a globally recognised regional train, boasting exceptional passenger satisfaction ratings. These electric trainsets showcase cutting-edge technology and offer maximum comfort to passengers. They adhere to the highest standards of convenience, catering to passengers with diverse needs, including those with reduced mobility, thanks to optimised entrance areas, reading lights, and USB ports in designated seating zones.”

Desiro ML

Noteworthy attributes of these trains include 217 comfortable seats, barrier-free access with extending steps at all entrances, optimised high-floor areas for S-Bahn operations, and automated heating and air conditioning systems ensuring optimal interior temperatures. Additionally, passengers benefit from adjustable, ergonomic seats with ample legroom, combined power sockets and USB ports in designated areas, fold-out laptop tables, footrests, provision for baby buggies in central carriages, designated space for bicycles, and optimised areas for wheelchair users and passengers with reduced mobility. Modern amenities such as information displays, WiFi connectivity, an on-board portal, two toilets (one of which is barrier-free), and diaper-changing facilities further enhance the travel experience.

Further reading:

Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at RailTech.com and RailTech.be.

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