German Railways (DB) is expanding its high-speed train fleet. According to the joint statement made by DB and Siemens company, Train Operator placed an order for 1.5 new trains worth 43 billion euros.
In the statement, it was stated that the new generation trains called ICE 3neo, produced by Siemens, are faster and more comfortable than the previous models, and it was announced that the first trains will be put into service towards the end of the year. It was stated that the ICE 3neo fleet will increase to 73 with new orders, and that DB ordered 2020 of the same model in 30.
It has been noted that one fifth of the long-distance traffic in the coming years will be via the rail system in Germany, where the emphasis is placed on rail transport within the scope of combating the increasing emission volume. Making a statement about the new purchases, DB Chairman of the Board Richard Lutz stated that the new generation trains will serve between Munich and North Rhine-Westphalia towards the end of the year, and that the mobile phone coverage problem, which previously caused complaints, will be eliminated on the high-speed trains, which are stated to be extremely comfortable.