Passengers on Munich’s S-Bahn can soon look forward to traveling on the most modern S-Bahn trains in Germany. Siemens Mobility will deliver 90 new S-Bahn trains worth more than two billion euros after winning an EU-wide tender.
The contract includes an option for additional trains. Financing for the trains is guaranteed by the State of Bavaria through a leasing model.
The new S-Bahn trains ordered for Munich offer more space, greater comfort, and many innovations. The first trains are scheduled to enter passenger service at the end of 2028. For the first time in Germany, completely integrated S-Bahn trains, that will stretch to over 200 metres. The trains will also have high capacity with 1,841 passengers covered. With the order, the State of Bavaria and the Munich S-Bahn are preparing for expected passenger growth in coming decades and for the planned mobility transition. The trains are highly energy-efficient, require little maintenance, and receive software updates via the cloud.
Evelyn Palla, board member for regional Transport, Deutsche Bahn AG said: “A 200-meter-long S-Bahn means higher capacity, better punctuality, and greater comfort for our passengers. Germany’s most modern S-Bahn trains will be an important component in our efforts to drive the mobility transition in the Munich region. Each of the new XXL trains will replace 1,500 cars during rush hours. This is truly local transport of the future.”
Innovations within train also extends to its interior. In the new trains, the interior LED lighting varies depending on the time of day. The trains will also offer free WiFi, and improved mobile phone reception with special windows. A far more powerful air conditioning system operating with environmentally friendly refrigerants.
Michael Peter, chief executive officer of Siemens Mobility commented: “Siemens Mobility is especially proud to be delivering the most innovative S-Bahn trains in Germany. Providing unique digital functions, maximum passenger comfort, environmental protection, and operational safety, this S-Bahn train will set new standards for the mobility transition in Germany.
“In the future, passengers in Munich and the surrounding region will travel in comfortable trains that are exceptionally reliable and future-proof thanks to state-of-the-art Siemens rail technology.”
As with other Siemens Mobility trainsets, the company confirmed the S-Bahn train will be equipped with the European Train Control System as well as a Train Integrity Monitoring System. It will also have Railigent X installed – Siemens Mobility rail asset management platform.