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Siemens Mobility awarded billion-euro order  from Deutsche Bahn for high-speed trains
Beginning in 2022, DB will expand its mainline fleet with 30 new high-speed trains. Deutsche Bahn has awarded the billion-euro order to Siemens Mobility. DB called for tenders at the end of 2019 when the federal government announced it would be reducing the value-added tax on mainline rail tickets as of the beginning of 2020. 

Press release

DB invests one billion euros in new ICE: 30 additional ICE high-speed trains beginning in 2022

  • Future investment in strong rail system
  • New ICE trains to initially run between NRW and Munich
  • DB mainline fleet to grow 20 percent in coming years

Recording of the press conference (German)

Press pictures


By 2026, 421 ICE trains with 220,000 seats will be operating on Germany’s rail system. In addition to the 30 new ICE trains just ordered, there is an option for an additional 60 trains.
The new ICE trains will be manufactured at Siemens locations in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Austria. Technically, the train is based on the proven platform of the ICE 3. The new trains will have 440 seats and a top speed of 320 km/h. They will offer passengers greater comfort and convenience with features like frequency-transparent windows for stable mobile phone reception and space for transporting bicycles.   

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Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (89) 636-24421

Dr. Michael Brinkmann

Deutsche Bahn AG

+49 (30) 297-61030

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