Dr.-Ing. Joachim Trettin, CEO of DB Regio AG, Regio Nordost, said: “The contract for the Lausitz network with these new trains marks a great success. It’s especially important for us that we were able to secure employment for our colleagues in southeast Brandenburg for a further 13 years. The modern trains will offer our passengers a substantially improved level of comfort and convenience: Features like WLAN, USB charging ports and even charging stations for e-bikes will clearly increase the attractiveness of public transport in Brandenburg and Saxony.”
Susanne Henckel, Managing Director of the Verkehrsverbundes Berlin-Brandenburg: “We’re really excited about the latest generation of trains planned for the Lausitz region. We’ll be further improving the already high-quality standards in regional transport, and our passengers can look forward to modern, attractive and reliable trains.”
“We are delighted that we have been commissioned to build the new trains for the Lausitz network. With this order, the number of Mireos will increase to almost 180 train sets! The Mireo is our intelligent and proven regional and commuter platform, which combines economy with sustainability over the entire life cycle of the train and enables increased passenger comfort through many extras such as inductive charging options, WLAN and comfortable seats,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.