Sofia metro operator Metropoliten and Siemens-Newag consortium signed a contract on the delivery of 20 three-unit metro trains and the traffic control system. The contract includes an option for additional 10 vehicles. The value of the contract, including the option, is BGN 418.3 million (EUR 214. 2 million), of which Newag estimated value of the contract amo¬unts to BGN 109.3 million (EUR 56 million).
New trains will be based on the INSPIRO platform and they will have different pantograph mounting due to the fact that these trains will travel both in tunnels and on the ground. Additionally, the trains will be air-conditioned.
Newag is responsable for the design and installation of train interiors train start-up at the company’s Nowy Sącz plant, the delivery of the ready vehicles as well as providing maintenance services during the guarantee period.
New trains will start operating in 2018 and will be put into operation on future Line 3.