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DB ICE 4 (Class 412 / InterCity-Express 4)


Electric Locomotive


Series: "ICE 4"




"Introduced in the latter part of 2017, over 130 sets of the ICE 4 have been built for operator DB Fernverkehr of Germany."

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The DB Class 412 (InterCity-Express 4 = ICE 4) is an all-electric high-speed train set originating from Siemens Mobility of Germany. The initial German commitment was for 130 total trainsets to serve across Germany to directly succeed existing (and aging) InterCity and EuroCity fleets set into service during the 1970s and 1980s with the intention that the ICE 4 becomes the flagship high-speed passenger hauler for 3/4 of Deutsche Bahn's (DB) routes.

Construction of the series involved Wroclaw for the body shells, Graz for the bogies, Krefeld for the onboard electronics, and Henningsdorf for the cabs. The Class 412 entered service in December of 2017 and a total of 137 have been built to date (2023).

Three main configurations of the ICE 4 exist, these being a 7-car, 12-car, and 13-car train set differing in length, overall seating numbers, supported voltage, and performance / power. Thirty-seven 7-car forms have been completed joined by fifty 12-car and fifty 13-car sets.

Introduced in December of 2020, the seven-car set sees a maximum speed of 230 kmh with an overall length of 200 meters. Supported voltage systems are 15kV 16.67Hz, 25kV 50Hz, and 1.5kV DC / 3.0kv DC. Three power cars power the formation through an overhead catenary (AC Pantograph) assembly. Traction output totals 4.95MW. The braking system is air-based with extra regenerative braking as well as electro-magnetic track braking. The set has a total of 28 axles of which 12 are fully-driven (43%). The lineup has seating for up to 456 passengers with 77 First-Class seats and a 17-seat restaurant car.

Introduced in December of 2017, the twelve-car set sees a maximum speed of 250 kmh with an overall length of 346 meters. The sole supported voltage system is 15kV 16.67Hz. Six power cars power the formation through an overhead catenary (AC Pantograph) assembly. Traction output totals 9.9MW. The braking system is air-based with extra regenerative braking as well as electro-magnetic track braking. The set has a total of 48 axles of which 24 are fully-driven (50%). The lineup has seating for up to 830 passengers with 205 First-Class seats and a 23-seat restaurant car.

A thirteen-car form exists with an overall measurement of 374 meters and a top speed of 365kmh. It can seat 918 total passengers.

Safety systems installed are PZB ("Punktformige ZugBeeninflussung"), LZB ("Linienofrmige ZugBeeinflussung"), and ETCS ("European Train Control System").


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Specifications [ DB ICE 4 (Class 412 / InterCity-Express 4) ]



Germany

National flag of modern Germany
Operating Countries
DB Fernverkehr
Customers / Operators
Alston - France; Siemens - Germany; Bombardier - Canada / Germany; Voith - Germany
Builder

Germany
Origin
2017 - 2023
Production Run

137 units
Production Total
Train driver seating position graphic

Front-Center
Driver Position
29.1 meters
(95.5 feet)

Length
Locomotive power source graphical icon
Electric
Power Source

P A S S E N G E R
Service Roles
15kV 16 2/3 Hx AC electric drive accessed via overhead catenary assembly (Pantograph).
Engine / Drive Source
IGBT-VVVF (Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor, Variable-Frequency Drive).
Traction Motor / Sets
11,615 hp
Rated Output Power
250.0 kph
(155.4 mph)
Max Speed
Wheel Arrangement (Loco Facing Left)
ETCS
LZB
PZB

Safety Systems
Series Variants
Class 412 - Deutsche Bahn (DB) classification.
ICE 4 - InterCity-Express brand name.

Image of the DB ICE 4 (Class 412 / InterCity-Express 4)



Image of the DB ICE 4 (Class 412 / InterCity-Express 4)
Front right side view of an approaching ICE 4 electric train set.
Image from official Siemens marketing materials.
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