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Mireo 
– the new regional and commuter train platform from 
Siemens

Mireo – the new regional and commuter train platform from Siemens

Cities and urban centers are creaking under the strain of their ever-increasing population density. Even today, traffic on city streets crawls along at less than 20 kilometers an hour. No wonder, then, that so many people are turning to public regional and urban mass transit. Operators have their work cut out if they are to meet the growing demand for mobility. Mireo, the new regional and commuter platform from Siemens, has been developed specifically to fulfill these needs. As a scalable articulated train featuring bogies with inside bearings, it uses less energy. And thanks to improved aerodynamics, it is considerably more lightweight than predecessor models. The vehicle concept provides for different car body lengths and train configurations, from two to seven-part trainsets with train lengths of between 50 and 140 meters. Trains can achieve maximum speeds of 140 to 200 kilometers an hour. DB Regio was the first regional transport operator to take advantage of the new platform, commissioning Siemens in March 2017 to supply 24 Mireos for the Rheintal network.

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Mireo – the new regional and commuter train platform from Siemens

The Mireo for regional and suburban passenger services: an adaptable, attractive solution for premium-class mass transit.

Mireo – an innovative platform for mass transit

The commuter train is energy-efficient, flexible, profitable, and available within a short lead time. It meets the requirements of operators, buyers and travelers alike to deliver an innovative, high-capacity passenger transport solution that is a cut above the rest.

Maximum comfort and convenience wherever you look

Easy-to-understand pictograms guide passengers helpfully around the new Mireo. Emergency controls are color-coded and easily visible. The color scheme and material concept are based on proven materials, the durability and maintainability of which have already been put to the test over many years of use.

Uncompromising flexibility for regional and commuter transport

Mireo is the new regional and commuter platform that delivers uncompromising flexibility. Compared to predecessor vehicles, it maximizes capacity by offering more seats with the same train length or the same number of seats with a shorter train length – depending on demand. What's more, the fleet can be adapted in line with fluctuating requirements.

"Empty tube concept"

The components of the Mireo are installed only under the floor or on the roof wherever possible. This maximizes the space available for passengers, which can also accommodate bicycles, prams and wheelchairs if required.

Further Information

DB Regio orders 39 regional multiple units from Siemens for the Rhine Valley network

South-west Germany is counting on Siemens: from 2020 onward, DB Regio AG will be operating its Rhine Valley rail network exclusively with new trains from Siemens. The German Railways order covers 15 Desiro HC and 24 Mireo trains in total, and goes hand in hand with a restructuring of the rail transport services in the Rhine Valley. There is a clear separation between a rapid train system for fast cross-regional services and a regional suburban rail system (S-Bahn) with stops at all stations. The Mireo will be deployed as a regional train (RB) service along the line section from Offenburg via Freiburg to Basel/Neuenburg (Switzerland) as well as in the Kaiserstuhl area on Sundays between Freiburg and Endingen/Breisach. The line section from Karlsruhe via Offenburg and Freiburg to Basel (Switzerland) will be operated with the Desiro HC as a regional express service.

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Presentation of first Mireo train for the Rhine Valley

The first trainset of the new Mireo regional train platform has been completed. In the coming months, a total of eight pre-production trains will be commissioned at the company's Test and Validation Center (PCW) in Wegberg-Wildenrath. Starting 2020, the Mireo will be used for regional service on the Offenburg – Freiburg – Basel/Neuenburg (Switzerland) route during the week and operate in the Kaiserstuhl region from Freiburg to Endingen/Breisach on Sundays.
In the picture l-r: Volker M. Heepen, Managing Director of Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW); David Weltzien, Head of Regional Management, Baden-Württemberg DB Regio AG; Winfried Hermann, Transport Minister Baden-Württemberg und Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.

Presentation of first Mireo train for the Rhine Valley

The first trainset of the new Mireo regional train platform has been completed. In the coming months, a total of eight pre-production trains will be commissioned at the company's Test and Validation Center (PCW) in Wegberg-Wildenrath. Starting 2020, the Mireo will be used for regional service on the Offenburg – Freiburg – Basel/Neuenburg (Switzerland) route during the week and operate in the Kaiserstuhl region from Freiburg to Endingen/Breisach on Sundays.
In the picture: Winfried Hermann, Transport Minister Baden-Württemberg

Presentation of first Mireo train for the Rhine Valley

The first trainset of the new Mireo regional train platform has been completed. In the coming months, a total of eight pre-production trains will be commissioned at the company's Test and Validation Center (PCW) in Wegberg-Wildenrath. Starting 2020, the Mireo will be used for regional service on the Offenburg – Freiburg – Basel/Neuenburg (Switzerland) route during the week and operate in the Kaiserstuhl region from Freiburg to Endingen/Breisach on Sundays.
Manfred Fuhg, Head of Siemens Mobility Germany; David Weltzien, Head of Regional Management, Baden-Württemberg DB Regio AG; Volker M. Heepen, Managing Director of Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW); Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility; Wolfgang Ziegler, Project Manager Mireo Rhine Valley; Winfried Hermann, Transport Minister Baden-Württemberg, and Oliver Luchs, Commercial Manager of Mireo Rhine Valley.

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Presentation of first Mireo train for the Rhine Valley

The first trainset of the new Mireo regional train platform has been completed. A total of eight pre-production trains will be commissioned at the company’s Test and Validation Center (PCW) in Wegberg-Wildenrath. Before the train is allowed to operate for the first time in Germany’s rail network, an extensive test program must be completed. In June 2020, the Mireo is scheduled to begin service in the Rhine Valley network in Southwest Germany that is operated by the DB Regio Regional Business Unit of Deutsche Bahn. DB Regio AG has ordered a total of 24 Mireo trains, the first order Siemens Mobility received for the newly developed platform.

Presentation of first Mireo train for the Rhine Valley

In June 2020, the Mireo is scheduled to begin service in the Rhine Valley network in Southwest Germany that is operated by the DB Regio Regional Business Unit of Deutsche Bahn. DB Regio AG has ordered a total of 24 Mireo trains, the first order Siemens Mobility received for the newly developed platform.

The Mireo will be used for regional service on the Offenburg – Freiburg – Basel/Neuenburg (Switzerland) route during the week and operate in the Kaiserstuhl region from Freiburg to Endingen/Breisach on Sundays. The three-car trains have 220 seats and a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

Presentation of first Mireo train for the Rhine Valley

The three-car trains have 220 seats and a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Passengers will have spacious seating, CO2-controlled air conditioning, and multi-purpose areas with ample space for up to 27 bicycles. Passengers with restricted mobility will have barrier-free access to the toilets. All car doors are equipped with a sliding platform that automatically bridges the gap between the platform and train to ease passenger access.

First painted car body – final assembly has begun

DB Regio ordered a total of 24 Mireo trainsets in February 2017. This was the first order for vehicles using Siemens' new regional trainset platform following the product's launch in the summer of 2016.

First painted car body – final assembly has begun

The vehicle is conceived as a scalable articulated train. All technical components are installed either beneath the floor or on the roof, so that every single centimeter of the interior space can be used to enhance passenger comfort and convenience. The three-car trains have over 220 seats and a sufficient number of multipurpose areas.

First painted car body – final assembly has begun

DB Regio Baden Württemberg will exclusively operate new trains in southwestern Germany beginning in 2020. Along with the 24 Mireo trains, 15 Desiro HC (double-decker trains) will also run on the Karlsruhe – Offenburg – Freiburg – Basel route as regional expresses. These changes will completely restructure rail offerings in the Rhine Valley: There will be a clear separation between a fast train system for trans-regional operations between major cities and a regional train system similar to a suburban railway (S-Bahn) that stops at all stations.

First painted car body – final assembly has begun

Painting of the first car bodies for the Mireo trainsets planned for the Rhine Valley has been completed. A little over one year after the order was received, final assembly of the trains has begun at the Siemens factory in Krefeld. 

First painted car body – final assembly has begun

At the Krefeld factory today, Siemens, DB Regio and Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) celebrated the beginning of the assembly of the first “Mireo” trainset for the Rhine Valley.

From left: Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Siemens Mobility Division; Volker M. Heepen, Managing Director of Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW), and David Weltzien, Chairman of the Regional Management of DB Regio AG in Baden-Württemberg.

First painted car body – final assembly has begun

"Only slightly over one year after signing the contract, the first Mireo trains planned for service in the Rhine Valley are already in production. This demonstrates the extremely effective and constructive collaboration of all project participants, not only at Siemens, but also among our partners in the state of Baden-Württemberg and Deutsche Bahn," said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Siemens Mobility Division.

From left: Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Siemens Mobility Division; Volker M. Heepen, Managing Director of Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW), and David Weltzien, Chairman of the Regional Management of DB Regio AG in Baden-Württemberg.

The Desiro HC for Baden-Württemberg

Get around more quickly with the Desiro HC from Siemens: the four-car multiple unit reaches a top speed of 160 km/h and has 410 seats.

An innovative mass transit platform for Baden-Württemberg

The Mireo is energy-efficient, flexible, profitable, and available within a short lead time. Combining cost-effectiveness with sustainability, it offers uncompromising flexibility throughout the entire lifecycle.

Uncompromising flexibility from Offenburg to Basel

Compared to predecessor vehicles, the Mireo maximizes capacity by offering more seats with the same train length. The three-car train features 220 seats in total. 

Designed specially for Baden-Württemberg

The interior of the Mireo can be reconfigured and the color scheme customized again and again without a great deal of expense and effort. In addition, the cantilever seating allows the passenger compartment to be cleaned cost-effectively. The Mireo for Baden-Württemberg is decked out in the traditional state colors: black, yellow and white.

Attractive design in the new Mireo

Timeless – yet modern and forward-looking: that sums up the design of the new regional and commuter train platform for Baden-Württemberg. Spaces flooded with light and featuring friendly colors make for a truly pleasurable passenger experience on the journey from Offenburg to Basel. The traditional state colors are an integral feature of the design concept.

Getting around easily in the Rhine valley

It's also ideal for cycling tours: the components of the Mireo are installed only under the floor or on the roof wherever possible, maximizing the space available to passengers and providing plenty of room to accommodate bicycles, prams and wheelchairs too.

Traveling in style through the Rhine valley

The train's interior is designed to convey a generous sense of space. Pleasant lighting and a color scheme tailored to Baden-Württemberg make the Desiro HC unique.

High-quality and practical

The first-class compartment in the Desiro HC has 16 seats with reading lamps and folding tables. WLAN and sockets are available throughout the train, making it easy and pleasant for you to work as you travel from Karlsruhe to Basel/Neuenburg.

Perfect for taking a trip

The Desiro HC is a great choice if you want to explore the Rhine valley: the four-car multiple unit has bicycle spaces, barrier-free access for wheelchair users, and space for prams in the end cars.

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Presentation of first Mireo train for the Rhine Valley 

The first trainset of the new Mireo regional train platform has been completed. Before the train is allowed to operate for the first time in Germany’s rail network, an extensive test program must be completed at Siemens Mobility’s Test and Validation Center (PCW) in Wegberg-Wildenrath. In June 2020, the Mireo is scheduled to begin service in the Rhine Valley network in Southwest Germany that is operated by the DB Regio Regional Business Unit of Deutsche Bahn. A total of 24 Mireo trains is ordered, the first order Siemens Mobility received for the newly developed platform.

The three-car trains have 220 seats and a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Passengers will have spacious seating, CO 2-controlled air conditioning, and multi-purpose areas with ample space for up to 27 bicycles. Passengers with restricted mobility will have barrier-free access to the toilets. All car doors are equipped with a sliding platform that automatically bridges the gap between the platform and train to ease passenger access.

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39 trains from Siemens for the Rhine Valley

Deutsche Bahn orders 57 multiple regional trains from Siemens for the Rhine-Neckar networkne

It is already the second order after the product's launch in the summer of 2016. Now the Mireo will also serve the Rhine-Neckar network as a regional and commuter train. DB Regio AG, the local transport arm of Deutsche Bahn orders 57 Mireo trains. The Mireo will operate as an S-Bahn on the future lines S5, S6, S8 and S9 in the Rhine-Neckar region.

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57 multiple-unit regional trains from Siemens for Deutsche Bahn

Additional trains provide higher capacity for the Mittelrheinbahn

Triple-unit trains begin service between Cologne and Remagen with timetable change in December 2020 and new Mireo trains from Siemens.
Longer trains will operate on the highly frequented stretch of the Mittelrheinbahn (RB 26) between Cologne and Remagen beginning with the timetable change in December 2020. This change will be possible following an agreement signed by the responsible authorities Zweckverband Nahverkehr Rheinland (NVR), Zweckverband Schienenpersonennahverkehr Rheinland-Pfalz Nord (SPNV-Nord) and Zweckverband Schienenpersonennahverkehr Rheinland-Pfalz Süd (SPNV Süd) with the leasing firm Alpha Trains and rail operator TransRegio Deutsche Regionalbahn (TransRegio) to expand the existing fleet with six new Mireo trains from manufacturer Siemens Mobility.

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Contact

Silke Thomson-Pottebohm

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+44 7808 822 780

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www.siemens.com/press/mireo