Siemens Mireo

Siemens Mobility to supply 28 Mireo for Baden-Württemberg

A Mireo Plus train in Germany. Markus Pfetzing / Shutterstock

German solution provider Siemens Mobility is to deliver 28 Mireo regional trains for Baden-Württemberg as part of the Digital Node Stuttgart pilot project. The deal is valued at approximately 300 million euros and the first trains are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2025 under a long-term framework agreement, signed with the State Institute for Rail Vehicles Baden-Württemberg (SFBW).

“The Mireo will give the state of Baden-Württemberg a state-of-the-art train that provides impressive cost-effectiveness in operation and a high level of comfort and convenience for passengers,” Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility, commented.

The new trains will feature complete Driver’s Safety Device (DSD) equipment, including the latest automatic ETCS and Level 2 (GoA 2) Automatic Train Operation), according to TSI ZZS 2023 with system versions SV2.0 and until 2030 with SV3.0.

“Baden-Württemberg is continuing to be a trailblazer in the digitization of railways. Over the next ten years, the 28 ordered Mireo regional trains will primarily serve to keep passenger operations in the state as convenient and comfortable as possible while the existing fleet is being retrofitted with DSD technology,” Berthold Friess, head of the State Ministry of Transport, said.

The Mireo will be capable of operating on steep grades and have all necessary approvals for operation in Austria, as the Digital Node project aims to deliver harmonized, cross-border and safe rail transport across the region. Siemens Mobility is the second industrial partner to integrate complete DSD equipment in trains in the Baden-Württemberg region.

Digital Node Stuttgart is part of the nationwide rollout of “Digital Rail Germany”, which includes a raft of newbuild trains as well as retrofits. The goal is to be able to swap trains and provide replacements to railway operating companies while trains are being retrofitted so that the Mireos can also be used as a redundancy fleet as needed.

The trains will initially operate in the Stuttgart metropolitan region as part of the DKS pilot project and subsequently throughout the state of Baden-Württemberg before expanding to Austria and Switzerland. a comprehensive ten-year maintenance contract includes provision of Railigent X application suite from Siemens Mobility.

Author: Malcolm Ramsay

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