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New ICE generation: Deutsche Bahn commissions Siemens Mobility with concept development 

“We are especially pleased that Siemens Mobility is one of two competing suppliers to be commissioned to develop a new concept for high-speed trains. This will give us the opportunity to continue our long-standing partnership with Deutsche Bahn. Even the form of cooperation is forward-looking: Rather than delivering a specific catalog of requirements, the most important features of the new generation of ICE trains will be developed in close cooperation with the customer,” said Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility.
Through the holistic approach of this partnership, the specific needs of the operator as well as passengers will be aligned with state-of-the-art technologies. This will help foster new ideas that make rail travel even more attractive, comfortable and convenient. The new generation of trains will make a decisive contribution toward meeting Deutsche Bahn’s declared goal: doubling the number of passengers using long-distance rail transport by 2030.
To achieve this, DB is relying on single-deck trains that are a maximum of 400 meters long, have a seating capacity of around 950 passengers, and a top speed of at least 300 km/h. In addition to providing enhanced passenger comfort, the new trains are also expected to set new standards in energy efficiency and technical availability. Siemens Mobility is an industry leader in the field of single-deck high-speed trains. More than 1,000 Siemens trains based on the high-speed Velaro platform are already in service around the world. 
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 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 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.2 billion and had around 39,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:
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Eva Haupenthal

Siemens AG

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