Siemens Mobility Secures €600 Million Contract for Additional ICE 3neo Trains for Deutsche Bahn

Siemens Mobility Secures €600 Million Contract for Additional ICE 3neo Trains for Deutsche Bahn

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Mobility has secured a €600 million contract to deliver 17 additional ICE 3neo trains to Deutsche Bahn. This brings the total ICE 3neo fleet to 90 trains. The trains, known for their high speed and innovative features, will be manufactured at Siemens Mobility’s plant in Krefeld and delivered by August 2028. The expansion of the fleet will enhance passenger comfort and convenience, with features such as improved mobile phone reception, bicycle spaces, and redesigned luggage racks. The trains are also designed for cross-border operations between Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 17-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens AG (ETR: SIE), a German multinational conglomerate and Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, announces that Siemens Mobility has secured a contract worth approximately €600 million to deliver 17 additional ICE 3neo trains to Deutsche Bahn (DB). This order expands the ICE 3neo fleet, based on the Velaro MS platform, to a total of 90 trains. The initial order for 30 ICE 3neo trains was placed by Deutsche Bahn in July 2020, followed by an additional order for 43 trains in January 2022. With this latest order, the original framework agreement for 90 trains, signed in July 2020, has been fulfilled. The manufacturing of the ICE 3neo trains will take place at the Siemens Mobility plant in Krefeld, with delivery expected to be completed by August 2028. The previously ordered trains have already been in passenger service since December 2022, after a remarkable construction period.

“Deutsche Bahn will be undertaking a comprehensive rejuvenation over the coming years. This includes our nationwide rail network as well as our trains. This year we are already taking delivery of an average of three new ICE trains per month. And we are further accelerating the renewal of our fleet. In doing so, we’ll also be relying on additional ICE 3neo trains from Siemens. The first trains to be delivered have been in service since December 2022 and are proving extremely successful,” said Dr. Michael Peterson, DB Board Member for Long Distance Passenger Transport.

“With the delivery of 90 ICE 3neo trains, Siemens Mobility is providing a large share of DB’s new capacity for long-distance passenger transport. The trains are based on our proven Velaro platform, ensuring short delivery times, long-term viability, reliable operation, and a speedier transportation transition. The first trains of the ICE 3neo family have been impressing passengers since December 2022 with their refined comfort and advanced technology,” said Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility.

Known for its impressive top speed of 320 km/h, the ICE 3neo is one of the fastest members of the ICE fleet. The train features 439 seats and introduces several innovations to enhance comfort and convenience:

  • Special window panes for stable mobile phone reception
  • Eight spaces for bicycles in each train
  • Redesigned luggage racks with increased space
  • Dynamic lighting tones that adjust according to the time of day
  • Tablet holders and power outlets at every seat, including 2nd class
  • Additional doors to facilitate quicker boarding and disembarking at stations
  • New door lifts to ensure easier accessibility for wheelchair users

Equipped with four different voltage systems, the eight-car ICE 3neo trains are designed to enable future cross-border operations on international connections between Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Siemens Mobility remains committed to delivering cutting-edge train solutions that enhance travel experiences and contribute to sustainable mobility.

Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in intelligent transport solutions for more than 175 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio. Its core areas include rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, a comprehensive software portfolio, turnkey systems as well as related services. With digital products and solutions, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.7 billion and had around 38,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:

Media contact:

Eva Haupenthal
Siemens Mobility GmbH
+49 152 01654597




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