“The ICE 4 is the backbone of DB’s mainline rail operations. As DB’s service partner, we will make a decisive contribution towards guaranteeing the availability and operation of the ICE 4 fleet and ensuring its sustainable performance over the entire lifecycle,” said Johannes Emmelheinz, CEO Customer Service at Siemens Mobility.
As part of the IS 600 revision, Siemens Mobility will inspect the central systems and components of the ICE 4 trains and carry out maintenance activities as planned. The maintenance work will cover, among other things, the doors, windscreen washer systems, couplings, running and traction bogies, as well as pantographs, train control systems, and brakes. Maintenance work in the train interior will include fire alarm systems, passenger information systems, bistro equipment, and the sanitary facilities. In addition, the wheelsets will be exchanged on all trains.