San Francisco cable car ‘big’ 19 on a test run. (Muni
The German state of Bavaria has placed an order with Siemens Mobility that will see 90 new S-Bahn trains leased to S-Bahn München, a subsidiary of DB Regio Bayern, with the first entering service in late 2028.  
The contract is worth more than EUR 2bn and was placed with Siemens after a Europe-wide tendering exercise. Each 13-car train will be over 200m long with 28 axles and carry up to 1841 passengers (480 seated) with a top speed of 160km/h using the European Train Control System that will be effective on the network from 2030.  
The innovate air-conditioned interiors will feature family/group areas, specially-designed wheelchair areas, multi-purpose areas with bicycle spaces and 31 1.4m-wide wide doors to ensure good distribution of passengers. each train will have 166 passenger information displays. The European Investment Bank and UniCredit Hypovereinsbank are providing credit for the purchase, while LHI Leasing of Pullach is the leasing company. 
The München S-Bahn, with its cross-city tunnel, was established for the 1972 Olympic Games and the 434km system now has eight lines with daily patronage around 840 000 on 238 trains. 
The new design produced by Siemens for Munchen S-Bahn. (Siemens) 
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