Siemens Mobility announced that Sofia Metro has ordered ten additional 3-car Inspiro metro trains that will be manufactured in cooperation with Newag.
In total, Sofia has ordered 30 Inspiro metro trains which will be the backbone of city’s future mobility with improved capacity.
In 2015, Sofia Metro awarded an order to Siemens AG to supply 20 metro trains. The order included the option for an additional 10 trains.
The Inspiro platform was developed with a special emphasis on low energy consumption, optimized maintenance, disabled friendliness, and environmental considerations. At the end of its service life, up to 95 percent of the rolling stock can be recycled. The driver’s cabin and passenger area are air-conditioned for maximum comfort. The pleasant, bright design of the interior area creates a subjective sense of safety and guarantees a pleasant ride.
The three-car trains are manufactured in collaboration with partner Newag SA and are intended for use on the new Line 3 that will offer a 18-km metro connection through Sofia as an east-west link serving 18 stations, running both at ground level as well as underground.
The trains are expected to go into operation starting in 2019.