posted on 6th Dec 2018 12:53
The Desiro HC EMUs built by Siemens Mobility for the Rhein-Ruhr Express (RRX) will begin operating punctually with the timetable change on 9 December 2018, because the EBA awarded it an approval on 5 December. The planned deadline was met right on time and commercial operation will begin on Line RE 11 that connects Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Dortmund, Hamm, Paderborn and Kassel. Up to 43,000 passengers use this route daily. A total of 15 trains will now be entering service. The new Desiro HC trains provide 25 % more capacity than the trains previously used on this line, and offer significantly enhanced passenger comfort and convenience. The digitalised service and maintenance provided by Siemens Mobility guarantees over 99 % availability of the new EMUs.