Tuesday 25 February 2014
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Germany – Presentation of the new ICE 3: more comfort for passengers

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On 18 February, Andreas Busemann, Head of Production at Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance business, and Jürgen Wilder, CEO of the High Speed and Commuter Rail Business Unit of Siemens AG, presented the new ICE 3 of Deutsche Bahn (DB) on a press tour.

According to Mr Busemann, “the new ICE 3 offers our customers a real plus when it comes to service and comfort. Passengers can keep informed about the train’s progress on the new overhead monitors, and comfortably dine in the full-sized onboard restaurant with 16 seats while travelling through Germany at speeds of up to 300 km/h. In addition, the Series 407 scores with lower energy consumption and higher technical reliability”.

The Series 407, based on Siemens’ Velaro platform, offers numerous improvements for passengers with reduced mobility. The new ICE 3 also has eight cars – like its forerunner – yet offers more seats: 444 including 111 in first class.

(Source: Joint press release DB/Siemens)

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