DB puts ICE 3neo into operation
ICE 3neo from Siemens Mobility went into service in Germany on Monday. The new ICE 3neo has 439 seats and can reach speeds of up to 320 kilometers per hour. Deutsche Bahn (DB) used the new train for the first time between Frankfurt and Cologne. The debut of ICE 3neo took place just 2.5 years after the order was placed. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to RailTech.
In the current decade, DB is investing 10 billion euros in new rolling stock. Part of this investment comes for 73 ICE 3neos, which not only offer 32,000 extra seats, but also allow speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour in Germany for the first time.
After 11 December, when the new timetable comes into effect, ICE 3neo’s use will be extended to Dortmund to Munich using the new Wendligen-Ulm high-speed line. Starting in 2024, ICE 3neo will also debut on international routes to Belgium and the Netherlands.
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