The Deutsche Bahn is working on a return to normality after the Corona-crisis and ordered for a billion euros of new ICE trains. By the end of 2022 30 new high-speed trains will come on the Track, the Tempo 320 in the hour can be reached. A corresponding order with the Bahn awarded contracts for now, Siemens is only half a year after the announcement of the competition.
business correspondent in Berlin.F. A. Z.
train-in-chief Richard Lutz announced that the new trains should be used between North Rhine-Westphalia and Munich via the high-speed line Köln/Rhein-Main, but also on the way to Paris, and on the connection Berlin-Munich. Due to the expansion of the fleet, the supply would increase in the long-distance transport of 13,000 seats.
Before the Corona pandemic, the Deutsche Bahn calculated with an increase in passenger numbers of 150 million (2019) to around 260 million in the year 2030. The railway chief expressed the hope that the utilization numbers rapidly recover. Currently, the passenger train, which otherwise would have been counted only 50 to 60 percent. Lutz admitted that all the projections were a "look into the crystal ball through the fog wall in the coffee grounds". A real recovery will be able to capture the railway is expected only when there is a drug or a vaccine against Corona.
The order will secure jobs at Siemens in Germany
For this time you wanted to be but is equipped with the new ICE-order. "In the longer term, everything speaks for the climate-friendly Rail," said Lutz. "Therefore, the growth and investment strategy is our compass." Until 2026, according to track data 421 ICE-trains will be around 220,000 seats in the German network. With the Siemens contract, an Option on a further 60 trains per day travelling connected.
The Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Siemens-Roland Busch, said, with of the order of thousands of jobs at Siemens and 50 suppliers in Germany, would be secured. The Basis of the new vehicle, the best "Velaro D", which is in Germany for many years as an ICE 3-on-the-go was. Therefore, the new trains could be delivered already at the end of 2022. The development of enabling cross-border use. Permeable disks should the data - and the mobile reception on the train improve.
in addition, there will be in all the trains and bike Parking, a Lift for the boarding of mobility impaired persons, as well as a newly designed on-Board restaurant. Together with the ICE 4, the current Zuggeneration with speeds of up to 250, the image of the new train a "smart Mixing system". Because not all Connections maximum speed to be used. The target was to reduce CO2 emissions and at the same time, more and more people in public transport.Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 21:19