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Living room comfort at 300 km/h: First ICE with new interior design inaugurates service

Copyright: DB AG / Oliver Lang

Dr. Michael Peterson, DB Board Member for Long Distance Passenger Transport: “The ICE is a modern design icon and the flagship of our long-distance passenger fleet. Everyone knows the trains with the distinctive red stripe. Now, by introducing a new interior design, we are also taking long-distance travel to a new level of comfort. With specially developed seats, greater privacy, and a refined material and color concept, we are offering our passengers a living room atmosphere and comfort at 300 km/h.” 
Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility: “We delivered the first trains of the new ICE 3neo fleet in record time – and are now further stepping up the pace. Starting this November, a complete eight-car ICE 3Neo will roll out of our Krefeld plant every 16 days. With our delivery of 90 trains, we are supplying a large part of DB’s long-distance transport capacity. Our state-of-the-art technology and new design will significantly rejuvenate the ICE fleet.”
With the launch of the new ICE interior design, passengers can now personally experience DB’s new design language for long-distance travel across their entire journey – from the new DB Travel Centers and DB Lounges to the ICE 3Neo, the flagship of DB’s long-distance fleet. Delivery of 73 additional trains finished in the new interior design will follow by 2028. Since first entering service, the ICE 3Neo has been very popular and has impressed passengers with its high level of reliability.
The ICE 3neo will not remain the only train type featuring the new interior design. At the end of 2024, DB will receive the first of 79 ordered ICE L trains with step-free passenger access. The new interior design will be used for all of the trains. The new ICE 3Neo and ICE L will reduce the average age of ICE and Intercity trains to 12 years, down from 18 at present.

Copyright: DB AG / Oliver Lang

Copyright: DB AG / Oliver Lang

Copyright: DB AG / Oliver Lang

Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in intelligent transport solutions for more than 175 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio. Its core areas include rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, a comprehensive software portfolio, turnkey systems as well as related services. With digital products and solutions, 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 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.7 billion and had around 38,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:

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Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (152) 01654597

Michael Brinkmann

Deutsche Bahn AG

+49 (30) 297-61030