The Desiro platform combines comfort with a high level of safety and reliability in an extremely innovative design – resulting in greater customer appeal and customer satisfaction. High flexibility and quality combined with optimized costs also ensure maximum economy. You are perfectly equipped for the future with this trendsetting family of trains, which can be deployed in light rail networks, regional railways, or for feeder services.
Desiro RUS – innovation on rails
As a reliable, versatile regional train or airport shuttle, the Desiro RUS offers impressive comfort and optimal safety.
The Desiro RUS is a five-unit, single-deck, single-car multiple unit that can be used in double traction. In terms of technology, the Desiro® RUS for Sochi is based on the reliable Desiro ML vehicle platform. The vehicles have been further developed to meet the needs of the Russian market: they have been designed to withstand temperatures as low as – 40 °C and have been given a car body which is 3,480 wide, a floor 1,400 mm high and a bogie with a track gauge of 1,520 mm. It was designed to comply with both international (IEC, UIC, etc.) and Russian (GOST, etc.) standards.
Thanks to the flexibility of the interior partitioning adopted from the Desiro ML, the train is in a position to deal with the special demands which will be placed on it during service for the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014.
Desiro City – Evolution in motion
There is a recent addition to the Desiro family. Building on the global success of the Desiro trains, Siemens Mobility has developed a new platform concept, the Desiro City, for light rail transit, regional, and interregional traffic in the United Kingdom (UK).
This new generation of vehicles are environmentally friendly and feature maximum flexibility, passenger safety, and comfort. The lightweight construction of the train and the bogies combined with an intelligent vehicle control system reduce the total energy consumption by up to 50 percent compared with its predecessors.
Desiro ML – single coach concept
You can rely on it.
The Desiro ML helps you implement innovative train concepts in record time. Depending on the needs, you can select from various train configurations, types of drives, and equipment. We offer different electrical drive variants and a diesel-electric multiple unit variant whose limited emissions fulfill the latest emissions standards. All this creates new opportunities for you based on proven technology – with a reliable and experienced partner at your side. Whatever you envision for your commuter, regional and interregional service, you can make it a reality with the Desiro ML.
Reliability on experience – You benefit from proven reliability of over 99%
Room for flexibility – Depending on transport capacity needs, intermediate cars can be added and removed easily. A wide-range of add-ons and options increase the flexibility of the trains you put on the tracks.
Sophisticated use of energy – Thanks to its positive energy balance, the Desiro ML meets present and future needs. Economically efficient operation – The proven Desiro ML platform offers everything you need for reliable, cost-efficient operation.
Desiro UK – the train family for Britain
The Desiro UK, whether in 20-meter or 23-meter train configurations, can be operated reliably throughout the entire British network. It runs equally well on electrified lines with either 750 V DC or 25 kV AC power supply as it does on non-electrified lines with diesel traction. And every vehicle offers advantages: for example, air conditioning that still functions if a diesel traction unit fails, or a comprehensive, preliminary testing process for proven maximum availability. Overall, the Desiro concept has demonstrated its viability, and there are now more than 1,500 Desiro UKs already in service throughout the British rail network. Siemens is the only manufacturer to have signed a maintenance contract for each train delivered in the UK.
The graffiti-resistant textured paintwork and easy-to-replace seat upholstery in the interior were also sophisticated features. Used in conjunction with pre-tested modules and components, it all adds up to higher availability, ease of maintenance, and lower life-cycle costs.