Siemens bags its first contract for battery trains in Denmark
Siemens Mobility will be supplying seven two-car Mireo Plus B battery train sets to private Danish railway company Midtjyske Jernbaner. The deal marks the first order for the model outside of Germany.
The Mireo Plus B uses a battery hybrid drive, meaning it utilise the 25 kV overhead line for charging purposes. Once on sections of track without overhead lines, it can run on battery power alone. The train sets features an energy recovery systems that allows the it to recuperate braking energy.
The two-car Mireo Plus B battery train can accommodate 120 seated passengers. It has a topspeed of 140 kilometres per hour using the overhead lines and travels at a maximum speed of 80 kilometres in all-electric mode. The train sets will be delivered by year-end 2024 and entered into service in the Midtjylland region.
“With the acquisition of the Mireo Plus B trains, Midtjyske Jernbaner replaces conventional diesel vehicles with state-of-the-art, and locally, completely emissionfree trains. This will significantly contribute to the local area by offering a sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility option”, ceo rolling stock at Siemens Mobility Albrecht Neumann said in comments on the deal announced on Monday.
Midtjyske Jernbaner is only the third company to put in an order for the relatively new Mireo Plus B. In 2020, the Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) ordered the first 20. Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB) followed suit with 31 units the following year.