The first Siemens metro type G1 train arrived in Nuremberg, from Siemens plant in Vienna, where the G1 fleet is being built. Core components of the G1 fleet will be manufactured in the Nuremberg metropolitan area and include such products as the drive converters, traction motors, auxiliary converter units and control equipment. The project management, development and service support are provided from Erlangen.
In 2015, Nuremberg’s mass transit operator VAG awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the supply of 21 G1-type metro trains for the replacement of 42 DT1-type two-car train-sets. The order included additional 13 trains, divided into two options, of six and seven trains. The two options were exercised in 2018 and 2019.
The new type G1 trains for Metro Nuremberg offer wider passenger doors with innovative LED light signals which ensures reduced energy consumption. Combined with an unobstructed passageway throughout the four-car trains, these features improve the passenger flow. In addition, automatic sliding steps at all the doors ensure optimal barrier-free boarding and exiting.
The bright and friendly design of the entire interior area with its generous multifunction areas creates a subjective sense of safety and guarantees a pleasant ride. For the drivers, too, attention was paid to ensuring a high level of workplace comfort. The driver’s cabin is set up to enable the driver to operate the train either standing or sitting.
For service and maintenance work in the depot, a four-car train can be rapidly sepa-rated into two half trains via an automatic coupler.
The new metro trains will operate the line U1, running from the city’s neighborhood of Langwasser via the Exhibition Center and Nuremberg Main Station to the neighboring city of Fürth.
With a total distance of 18.5 km and 27 stations, the U1 line records an increased passenger flow, as on weekdays numerous commuters and students use this line.