Deutsche Bahn requires single-decker trains with a maximum length of 400 meters and a minimum speed of 300 km/h.
Deutsche Bahn is beginning to tackle the modernization of its long-haul fleet over the next decade. It has now commissioned Alstom Transport and Siemens Mobility to independently come up with a new high-speed ICE train concept. It must have been released in the early 30’s.
Deutsche Bahn requires single-decker trains with a maximum length of 400 meters and a minimum speed of 300 km/h. The number of seats should be around 950. Based on the concepts delivered, Deutsche Bahn wants to issue a tender for the construction, certification and delivery of new vehicles in the second half of next year. The competition should be open to other manufacturers as well.
“In contrast to the traditional form of presenting a catalog of specific requirements, the most important characteristics of the new generation of ICE vehicles will be developed in close cooperation with the customer,” said Albrecht Neumann, director of rolling stock at Siemens Mobility.
Deutsche Bahn is one of the world’s largest high-speed train operators. They currently have about 370 trains of various versions, and by the end of the decade there will be 450. The new generation of trains will be used from the early 1930s, replacing the older ICE 3 trains.
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