Nuremberg public transport operator, VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft, ordered six additional type G1 metro trains from Siemens Mobility, exercising one of two options in the contract signed in December 2015. In total, Siemens Mobility will deliver Nuremberg 27 new metro trains that will be built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Vienna. Various vehicle components, such as drive converters, motors, auxiliary converters and control systems, will be manufactured in Nuremberg.
The new four-car G1 trains in the first option are planned for use on the U1 metro line as of 2021 and will replace 12 type DT2 two-car trains.
“With the G1 train, we’ll clearly be launching a new era of underground operation. The trains not only look sleekly modern inside and out, but also meet all our expectations. We can carry more passengers, offer them greater comfort and also improve usability for people with reduced mobility. With this train running on the U1 line, we can tackle the next 40 years of metro operation,” said VAG Executive Board Member responsible for Technology and Marketing Tim Dahlmann-Resing.
The trains are designed for manual operation. To enable their automated operation in the future, necessary installation spaces and interfaces for later retrofitting will be provided and the driver’s cab can be removed.
The new metro trains will have wider doors and full-length passenger access. They will be equipped with a modern and comprehensive passenger information system, with a compact air-conditioning system, LED lighting system. Automatic gap-bridging at all doors increases passenger safety, improves passenger flows and allows barrier-free access for all passengers.
“The G1 is a highly advanced train that’s been designed specifically to meet the needs of Nuremberg. All trains can also be converted later to automated operation, making them future-proof over their entire lifecycle,” Sabrina Soussan, CEO Siemens Mobility said.