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75 Mireos for Leipzig and surrounding region

posted on 14th Dec 2023 11:49

On 14 December 2023 Siemens Mobility announced that it has won an order for the delivery of 75 Mireos for the Mitteldeutsches S-Bahn-Netz 2025+ (Central German S-Bahn Network 2025+ or MDSB 2025+) project with an order volume of approximately 500 million EUR. All in all, 41 three-car Mireo EMUs were ordered by Die Länderbahn (DLB), and 18 four-car Mireo EMUs as well as 16 two-car Mireo Plus B BEMUs by DB Regio.

Joint commissioning bodies for the overall MDSB 2025+ network are the Zweckverband für den Nahverkehrsraum Leipzig (ZVNL) in cooperation with the special-purpose Saxon transportation associations Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (ZVMS, Zweckverband Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen) and Verkehrsverbund Vogtland (ZVV) as well as the Thuringian Ministry of Infrastructure and Agriculture (TMIL, Thüringer Ministerium für Infrastruktur und Landwirtschaft) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Digital Affairs (MID, Ministerium für Infrastruktur und Digitales) of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

The trains will cover a total of 10.6 million trainkm a year in the MDSB network, and will operate on the following lines when operations start as planned in 2026:
4-car Mireo EMUs  
S 4: Torgau – Eilenburg – Taucha – Leipzig Hbf. (lower level) – Oschatz – Riesa,
S 6: Leipzig-Stötteritz – Leipzig Hbf (lower level) – Leipzig-Messe – Naumburg,
S 10: Schkeuditz – Leipzig Hbf (upper level).

3-car Mireo EMUs
S 3: Geithain – Borna – Leipzig Hbf. (lower level) – Schkeuditz – Halle (S.) – Halle-Nietleben,
S 5: Halle-Trotha – Halle (S.) – Flughafen Leipzig/Halle – Leipzig Hbf. (lower level) – Altenburg – Gößnitz – Glauchau/Werdau – Zwickau,
S 5x: Halle-Trotha – Halle (S.) – Flughafen Leipzig/Halle – Leipzig Hbf. (lower level) – Altenburg – Werdau – Zwickau/Plauen.

2-car Mireo Plus B BEMUs
S1: Leipzig- Miltitzer Allee - Leipzig Hbf. (lower level) – Leipzig Stötteritz –Borsdorf – Grimma – Döbeln.  

The new trains will offer 100 seats in the two-car version, 150 seats in the three-car configuration and 200 seats in the four-car variant. Each of the trains will also provide spacious multi-purpose areas and a separate 1st class section with leather seats. The trains will also be equipped with special high-frequency window panes developed by Siemens Mobility that significantly improve mobile phone reception.

This is the largest Mireo order to date for Siemens Mobility. Simultaneously it is the third time when the four-car Mireos were ordered, following the contracts fro Netz Donau-Isar and Regensburg-Donautal networks. Unitl now, Siemens Mobility has sold 22 Mireo fleets with a total of over 400 trains.

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