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.