The Austrian Federal Railways has ordered 27 more Desiro ML EMUs from Siemens Mobility. Commissioning is planned from 2025. It is reported by the Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Railway Gazette.


The national operator previously ordered a total of 246 Desiro ML trains, including 200 delivered under the 2010 framework agreement, and more than 200 are currently in service across the country.

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The latest order, announced on 15 March, is for 75m three-car units. They will have a top speed of 160km/h and will be equipped with the supplier’s Trainguard 100/200/300 ETCS equipment.

They will have about 220 seats with sockets for each row, as well as two wheelchair spaces and space for 24 bicycles. They will have low-floor entrances, and one of the two toilets will be designed for people with limited mobility, as well as equipped with a changing table.

There will be free Wi-Fi and access to the ÖBB Railnet infotainment portal.

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