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Siemens Mobility awarded new billion-euro order for high-speed trains from Deutsche Bahn
Siemens Mobility has signed a follow up order to deliver 43 Velaro MS highspeed trains (ICE 3neo) for Deutsche Bahn. Together with a previous order from 2020, this will grow their ICE 3neo fleet to a total of 73 trains. The first trains will already start passenger service at the end of 2022. 

Press release

Billion-euro investment: Deutsche Bahn orders 43 new ICE trains

  • Order goes to Siemens
  • The new ICE: The ICE 3neo train presented in Berlin for first time
  • Enhanced comfort for passengers
  • New trains enter service at the end of 2022

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

Press pictures

Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, Dr. Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG

Recording of the press conferences from 2020 and 2022 (German)

Recording of the press conference in February 2022
Recording of the press conference in July 2020


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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