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Regensburg/Danube Valley rail network orders new Mireo trains from Siemens Mobility 

“By choosing the Mireo trains from Siemens, agilis clearly led the competition in the quality evaluation of bids submitted for the Regensburg/Danube Valley network tender. It really isn’t possible to focus more specifically on meeting regional mobility requirements. A fantastic success story that will ensure a great future for agilis, the quality leader in Bavaria,” said Dr. Michael Vulpius, CEO of parent company BeNEX.
“When we ordered the new trains, our focus was on ensuring a high level of passenger comfort provided by generously designed interiors. At agilis, we feel it’s especially important to make sure our passengers are thoroughly comfortable,” said Dr. Axel Hennighausen, CEO of agilis.
“The commissioning of the new trainsets for the Regensburg/Danube Valley network, with its service to Nuremberg and the mainline connections there, will offer significant added value for our passengers – a milestone in the history of agilis,” added Gerhard Knöbel, Commercial and Mobilization Project Director.
Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock, Siemens Mobility: “We at Siemens Mobility are delighted that we’ve been commissioned to deliver the new trainsets for the Regensburg/Danube Valley network. We’ve already sold over 240 trainsets from our successful Mireo series. The train impresses operators and passengers alike with their improved passenger comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency. We have developed a new, particularly powerful variant of the Mireo especially for the Regensburg/Danube Valley network. The train is equipped with two additional drive axles that enables faster acceleration.”
The new Mireo trainsets have 216 seats and provide improved passenger comfort thanks to their spacious design. Each entrance has a multipurpose area that is not restricted by folding seats, which increases passenger convenience. All trains are barrier-free for passengers with limited mobility. In addition, a lift is available for wheelchair users to ease entries and exits at stations with lower platforms. A large number of luggage racks makes it easier for passengers to stow their luggage.
A real-time passenger information system displays updated arrival and departure times as well as connection options for the respective stations. The trains will also have special high-frequency window panes developed by Siemens Mobility that significantly improve cellphone reception on board. Free WLAN service will also be available throughout the train.
The Mireo from Siemens Mobility is a scalable articulated trainset whose weight has been substantially reduced by various design measures, such as bogies with inside bearings. Significantly improved aerodynamics compared to previous models considerably reduce the train’s energy consumption. The new Mireo variant is particularly powerful, enabling it to accelerate faster. The train has a top speed of 160 km/h.
The Mireo trainsets will be built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Krefeld.

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 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.1 billion and had around 38,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:

agilis is a railway company based in Regensburg. On behalf of the state of Bavaria, it operates around ten percent of the state’s regional and commuter passenger service on the central (Regensburg Stern and Danube Valley) and north (Upper Franconia and parts of Upper Palatinate and Lower Franconia) networks. Agilis employs around 400 people. For years, the two subsidiaries of BeNEX GmbH have received top ratings in the quality ranking of the Bavarian Railways Company. In 2018, agilis was awarded the Bavarian Railway Prize by the Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Construction and Transport.

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Silke Thomson-Pottebohm

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 174 306 3307 

Katharina Ziegler

agilis Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

+49 941 206089-199