Siemens to Supply Desiro Trains for SNCB

Siemens to Supply Desiro Trains for SNCB
May 19, 2008 12:42 am

Belgian rail operator Société Nationale de Chemins de Fer Belge (SNCB) is to beef up its regional network with eco-friendly trains worth €1.4bn.

Siemens Mobility will build 305 three-car electric multiple unit (EMU) Desiro ML trains to accommodate 280 passengers. Siemens says it has lowered energy consumption on the 160km/h Desiro trains, which are manufactured using environmentally friendly materials.

The Desiro ML design is based on current European standards and will offer easy access for passengers with impaired mobility, says Siemens.

The company is set to deliver the trains, its biggest ever order for rolling stock, in 2009. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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