Austrian Federal Railways Orders 21 Further Siemens Desiro ML Trains

Austrian Federal Railways (OEBB) has ordered an additional 21 Desiro ML trains from manufacturer Siemens Mobility.

Wanting to expand its existing fleet of commuter and regional trains, OEBB has ordered a further 21 Desiro ML trains. These multiple units will comprise four cars with more than 290 seats and 2 wheelchair spaces. Each train will measure around 100m in length and have eight entrances. Equipped with ETCS, Austrian Federal Railways is intending to deploy them in the state of Vorarlberg, in the west of the country.

Siemens Desiro ML for Austrian Federal Railways exterior
Siemens Desiro ML for Austrian Federal Railways exterior, here at InnoTrans 2016


There are currently more than 180 Siemens Desiro ML trains in service in Austria as three-car versions. The four-car version has operational approval for both Austria and Germany.