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On 8 March 2023 Siemens Mobility Austria has received an order from ÖBB for additional 27 three-car Desiro ML EMUs.
On 2 February 2023, the Škoda Group announced that it had established a new subsidiary, Škoda Group Austria GmbH.
At the VUZ Velim test centre many interesting vehicles have recently appeared.
Cityjet Desiro ML EMUs parked at night since September 2022 will consume significantly less energy and be virtually silent than at present.
ÖBB is currently preparing for the start of operation of the new Class 4748 EMUs.
In future, a total of 33 Nightjets of the Viaggio Next Level generation from Siemens Mobility will ensure comfortable and at the same time climate-friendly travel in Central Europe.
On 6 September 2022, ÖBB and Siemens Mobility presented the new generation of Nightjet sleeper and couchette rakes at the Siemens’s Wien production site.
On 20 May 2022, a new locomotive facility was inaugurated in Gramatneusiedl, known as LOCMASTA, an acronym derived from the words LOComotive MAintenance STAtion.
Due to the several-year delay in the contract for the Talent 3 EMUs and the still unclear delivery, ÖBB decided last year to withdraw from the contract with Alstom and ordered Desiro ML EMUs from Siemens instead.
At the end of May, PKP IC’s „Pendolino“ ED250-001 (2 370 001 - 007) was in Austria for the fourth time for extensive test programe.
After the ICE 4 had already visited Austria several times for various test programmes, extended tests with the units 9216 + 9217 were carried out on various ÖBB lines in early May.
On 6 April 2022, Stadler and ÖBB signed a contract for delivery of 41 KISS EMUs.
Following some confusion regarding Stadler’s qualified electronic signature, the Supreme Administrative Court in Wien finally cleared the way for Stadler.
On 8 October 2021, ÖBB informed Stadler today that they intend to re-tender the framework agreement for the manufacture and delivery of up to 186 double-deck EMUs.
Raaberbahn, the Austrian division of GYSEV, signed a contract with ÖBB-Technische Services for the maintenance of Class 4744.3 and 4746.3 Desiro ML EMUs until 2030.