The order includes 44 three-car Mireo EMUs and 12 five-car Desiro HC double-deck EMUs, which are due to enter service with the start of the 2023 timetable in December 2022.\r\n\r\nThe trains are designated for service on the Ulm - Augsburg - Munich, W\u00fcrzburg - Ansbach - Treuchtlingen - Donauw\u00f6rth - Augsburg and Aalen - N\u00f6rdlingen - Donauw\u00f6rth routes.\r\n\r\nSiemens says the trains are designed to meet projected traffic growth in the region. In particular, the double-deck trains planned for routes to and from Munich will provide a substantial increase in seating capacity.\r\n\r\nThe Mireo offers 216 seats, while the Desiro HC has 538 seats. To increase flexibility in capacity, up to four three-car Mireos can operate in multiple, or a maximum of two Mireos combined with a Desiro HC. If even more capacity is needed, two Desiro HC sets can be coupled.\r\n\r\nThe Mireo has capacity for 18 bicycles, while the Desiro HC can transport 45. All trains are barrier-free for passengers with limited mobility, with a multipurpose area located at each doorway. The trains also have a wheelchair lift onboard to provide easy access at stations with low platforms.\r\n\r\nA real-time passenger information system shows arrival and departure times as well as connections at the respective stations. The trains will be equipped with high-frequency window glass developed to substantially improve mobile reception. In addition, the trains will be prepared for a possible later installation of passenger Wi-Fi.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe are especially pleased to begin operating our fifth network in Germany - Lot 1 of the Augsburg networks,\u201d says Go-Ahead Transport Germany CEO, Mr Stefan Krispin.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is yet another order for our two regional train platforms in our key home market,\u201d says Siemens Mobility CEO, Ms Sabrina Soussan. \u201cFor the first time, we'll be delivering the trains so both types can be combined in operation. This way, the strengths of both train types can be optimised.\u201d\r\n\r\nFor detailed information on fleet orders around the world, subscribe to IRJ Pro.