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Siemens Mireo train, source: Siemens Mobility

Alpha Trains provides Mireo units for TransRegio

Siemens Mobility has obtained a new order for the vehicles of the brand new Mireo train family. The deal was concluded with Alpha Trains, a Luxembourg-headquartered rolling stock leasing company, that booked six three-car electric multiple units. These trains will be leased to TransRegio rail operator, a subsidiary of Transdev Germany.

The ordered vehicles are scheduled to be entered into service on the Cologne – Remagen commuter line at the end of 2020. The Mireo trains will be assembled at the Siemens Mobility factory in Krefeld, Germany. Siemens Mobility develops new units as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. The car body is produced of a lightweight welded integral aluminium. 95 per cent of the trainset can be recycled after the completion of its lifespan. The Mireo vehicles are also convenient for passengers with reduced mobility and cyclists. The cars have barrier-free access and special areas for wheelchairs and bicycles.

TransRegio fleet

TransRegio is cooperating with Alpha Trains since December 2008. The leasing company has provided 17 Desiro ML units, also produced by Siemens Mobility. The units serve the main route between Cologne and Mainz that connects the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate in western Germany. The brand new Mireo vehicles will also run on this line serving its highly frequented section between Cologne and Remagen. Earlier, TransRegio operated several types of diesel multiple units (Stadler Regio-Shuttle RS1, Bombardier Talent 2) on some regional routes in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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