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Alpha Trains orders regional trains for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 

The trains will initially be delivered in three parts and will be used on the Rostock-Sassnitz, Stralsund-Binz and Rostock-Züssow lines. Capacity will be expanded to the four-part vehicle shortly after delivery. "The Desiro ML impressed us with its dynamic driving capabilities, excellent driving comfort and with the powerful impellent thanks to its four bogies. Our drivers also confirm that we have solid technology and a very well thought-through operating concept in the driver's cab” says Arnulf Schuchmann, Managing Director and spokesman for ODEG.
“We are providing a train for our customer in record time. This speed is made possible by the high flexibility of our Desiro ML platform, which allows the easy addition or removal of an intermediate car depending on the required transport capacity. This creates sustainable value-added over the train’s entire lifecycle,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.  
Expansion of the train’s capacity is facilitated by the flexible single-car concept of the Desiro platform, which allows simply adding an extra intermediate car to the trainset. By optimally utilizing the train’s entire length for seats, operators benefit from a higher transport capacity. Over 90 percent of the Desiro ML’s length is available for passengers.  
Railway operator ODEG provides regional passenger services on behalf of the federal states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. ODEG is the largest privately operated railway system in eastern Germany, with a total of eleven lines and 1,200 kilometers of routes. The company transports around 18.2 million passengers a year, covering a total distance of roughly eleven million kilometers. 

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Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, the former Siemens Mobility Division posted revenue of €8.9 billion and had around 36,800 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:
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Alpha Trains is the leading rolling stock lessor in Continental Europe. 115 employees from 11 countries work in offices in Luxembourg, Antwerp, Cologne, Madrid and Paris. Alpha Trains owns around 800 locomotives and passenger trains and offers tailor-made leasing solutions, comprehensive know-how in maintenance and vehicle repairs as well as long-term experience in the financing of new build projects. Alpha Trains' fleets are in use by many public and private operators in 17 European countries. Alpha Trains' shareholders are Arcus Infrastructure Fund, AMP Capital and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investment).
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Silke Thomson-Pottebohm

Siemens Mobility GmbH

Nonnendammallee 101
13629 Berlin

+44 7808 822780

Arnulf Schuchmann 


Bahnhof 1

+49 (30) 81 40 77 101 

Dietmute Graf 


Bahnhof 1

+49 (30) 81 40 77 165 

Heike Zimmermann

Alpha Trains Group

Cäcilienstraße 30
50667 Cologne

+49 (221) 9140 9063