posted on 9th Nov 2020 22:20
On 9 November 2020, Siemens Mobility presented its new Mireo Smart train. Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility said: „The Mireo Smart offers operators the opportunity to respond flexibly to changing capacity requirements and to quickly expand their fleets with a standardised product with short delivery times. Our customers benefit from an attractive price, great reliability and optional service packages. Reliable components, extensive tests prior to delivery, and a high degree of standardisation ensure that the train operates reliably right from day one.“
The sales principle is similar to that of the Smartron family: the unified 15 kV 16.7 Hz 160 km/h three-car EMU shortens the time between ordering and starting service to a maximum of 18 months. Sales are done with a data sheet, with an unified equipment and on fixed terms. Spare parts and maintenance packages as well as service contracts can be purchased along with the trains.
The 1,435 mm gauge trains have a Bo‘ 2‘2‘ Bo‘ axle arrangement, a 2,600 kW power and a starting acceleration of up to 0.96 m/s2. Wheel diameter is 880 mm (new)/810 mm (worn). The Mireo Smart EMU has a length of 69,860 mm over couplings and is TSI and EN 15227 compliant, fitted for EN 45545 standard fire protection. It has PZB ATP and is prepared for ETCS OBU retrofitting. Up to four Mireo Smart EMUs can run in multiple. It is also possible to use double traction with a standard Mireo EMU and a Desiro HC (depending on type).
The floor height in the entrance areas is 610 mm or 800 mm above rail top, on each sidewall are four 1,300 mm wide doors with sliding steps. The entrance floor height can be chosen by the customer, and Siemens stated that at the moment the main demand is for Mireos with an entrance at 610 mm above rail top. The three-car Mireo Smart has 214 seats, 21 spaces for bicycles, two areas for wheelchairs, one TSI PRM universal toilet, air conditioning, WiFi, passenger information displays, large TFT monitors in the entry areas, and full security surveillance.
The Mireo Smart is based on the Mireo platform, of which over 180 trains have been ordered to date. The first Mireo trains have been in passenger service on the Rheintal Netz network since June 2020.