Siemens Mobility has unveiled its newest innovation, the Mireo Smart electric train, at its manufacturing facility in Krefeld, Germany. Designed specifically for regional and commuter rail operations, this electric variant of the existing Mireo train aligns with the growing demand for sustainable transportation solutions.
"The Mireo Smart is a direct response to the evolving transportation landscape and the increasing preference for rail travel," stated Albrecht Neumann, chief executive officer of rolling stock at Siemens Mobility. "We are providing rail operators with a pre-configured train that ensures exceptional reliability, availability, and swift delivery."
In addition to its environmental advantages, Siemens Mobility emphasised the rapid procurement process for the Mireo Smart, with a maximum lead time of 18 months from order placement to operational deployment. Siemens hopes the energy efficiency and short production cycle will appeal to operators hoping to expand their fleet quickly.
Originally introduced in 2020, the Mireo Smart boasts a seating capacity of 214 passengers, along with dedicated space for 21 bicycles and two wheelchairs. Siemens Mobility also confirmed that it will be offering the MIREO Smart with alternative drive systems for the rolling stock.
Neumann added, “what’s new is that we are now also offering the Mireo Smart with alternative drive systems. By providing this environmentally friendly option, we are giving our customers even greater flexibility in adapting to the different requirements of their rail networks.”
Recently, Siemens conducted tests on a hydrogen version of the Mireo range, with the Mireo Plus H completing a test run in Germany. The Mireo range has proved popular, with Siemens signing a €5 billion contract with Austria’s national railway to provide 540 Mireo trains.
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