Stadtwerke München (Munich City Utilities – SWM) ordered from Siemens Mobility 22 additional C2 six-car trainsets for Munich metro. This is the second and final option as part of the framework contract for the supply of 67 trains with a total of 402 cars.
The new trains will enter operation in 2022 on the U3 and U6 metro lines like the other C2 trains already in use. Operation on other city lines is also planned. The first metro trainsets entered commercial services in May.
“With the new C2 trains, we are steadily continuing to rejuvenate our metro fleet. For our passengers, this will above all mean more space and greater comfort. Over the next ten years, we want to retire all old A and B trains and operate our metro system exclusively with modern high-performance trains,” said Ingo Wortmann, SWM Managing Director for Mobility.
The C2 trains are fitted with video cameras, passenger TV and LED lighting providing more comfort and convenience for passengers. They are designed to accommodate a higher capacity availability through the redesign of the passenger compartment and new seating concept. The C2 train offers space for 940 passengers of which 220 seats and a standing room for 720 passengers. Since there are no longer any separate cars, the train is completely open from front to back.
The new trains for Munich metro have wider doors compared to older trains allowing an optimised passenger flow.
C2 train energy consumption is reduced by combining various innovative design concepts. No harmful materials are employed, energy-saving LED lights are used throughout, and the materials are 97% recyclable. The new trains will further improve Munich’s CO2 balance and help reduce energy consumption in transport.
The trains are manufactured by Siemens Mobility in Vienna and their bogies are supplied by Siemens Mobility in Graz.
The metro trains are operated by city’s public transport company MVG, the subsidiary of SWM.