The three-car trains will be used by ODEG to operate services on the RE9 Rostock - Stralsund - Binz/Sassnitz and RE10 Rostock - Stralsund - Züssow lines on the Baltic coast under a two-year contract with Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Transport Authority (VMV).
ODEG began operation of the lines on December 15 2019. The new trains will replace a fleet of six Desiro ML Cityjet EMUs which were leased from Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) to operate the service on a transitionary basis.
The trains will later be extended to four-car sets in spring 2021 by adding an additional intermediate coach to increase capacity.
The trains were purchased by Alpha Trains from Siemens on December 6 and were manufactured by Siemens Mobility at its Krefeld site.
The trains feature multi-purpose areas with 24 bicycle spaces on the three-car trains and 36 spaces on four-car trains, LED lighting that adapts to exterior light conditions, air-conditioning and digital passenger information systems.