Siemens to deliver 31 trains for DB Regio Bayern
DB Regio Bayern has ordered 31 regional trains from Siemens Mobility. They will serve on routes between Munich, Passau and Regensburg. The trains will enter passenger service with the timetable change in December 2024.
Siemens Mobility will be delivering 25 double-decker Desiro HC trainsets and six single-decker Mireo trainsets to DB regio. The Bayern Railway Company (BEG), which controls regional and suburban rail transport in Bayern, supports the financing of the new vehicle fleet by granting a debt service guarantee.
“The modern trains provided by our partner Siemens Mobility are an important contribution for ensuring high-quality operations that attract additional passengers to rail transport”, said Hansrüdiger Fritz, Chairman of the Regional Management of DB Regio Bayern.
DB Regio has opted for four-car Desiro HCs from Siemens. They offer 350 seats in second class and 20 seats in first class. For greater flexibility and extra space, up to three Desiro HCs can be coupled and operated as a single unit. The Desiro HC trains are intended for use on the line RE 3 Munich Hbf – Landshut Hbf – Plattling – Passau Hbf and until the opening of the second S-Bahn main line in Munich on the RB 33 (Munich Hbf) – Freising – Moosburg – Landshut Hbf.
The Mireo trains will be used on the airport express RE 22 Munich Airport Terminal – Landshut Hbf – Regensburg Hbf. After commissioning of the 2nd line, the vehicles of the RB 33 will be used for increased frequency in rush-hour traffic between Munich and Regensburg or Plattling. The four-car Mireo provides 250 seats in second class and 14 seats in first class. The trains are designed to be wheelchair accessible and are fitted with a real-time passenger information system, Wi-Fi and high-frequency windowpanes developed by Siemens Mobility that significantly improve cellphone reception.
Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility: “Our Desiro HC and Mireo regional trains stand for enhanced passenger experience and convenience, maximum availability, and sustainability. Both train platforms are very popular with passengers and have already significantly improved passenger satisfaction on many routes.”