by Keri Allan
29 Apr 2022
Suppliers Siemens Mobility
As part of their work to modernise Munich’s metro fleet, Stadtwerke München (SWM) and Munich Transport Company’s (MVG) took delivery of the first of 22 type C2 metro trains of the third delivery series this week.
Having arrived at SWM’s technical base in Fröttmaning near Munich, the train will now undergo extensive testing before getting approval to enter passenger service.
“The expansion of local transport in the Greater Munich area is of central importance because public transport has a key role to play in coping with the increasing volume of traffic.
“As the technical supervisory authority for the underground and trams, the Government of Upper Bavaria is a reliable partner in the approval of new rail vehicles.
“I’m pleased that we can transfer the first train of the C2.13 series to the depot to begin approval process. The commissioning of the C2 vehicle series can then continue on a continuous basis.”
SWM has now also commissioned Siemens Mobility to deliver an additional 18 six-car type C2 metro trains.
This order will eventually increase Munich’s C2 fleet to a total of 85 trains.
The vehicles will be manufactured at the Siemens Mobility plant in Vienna, with the bogies supplied by the company’s Graz factory. Delivery will take place during 2024 and 2025.
“I'm especially pleased that we’re taking a further important step today in modernising Munich’s metro fleet with the first delivery from the third delivery series.
“We’ve been operating this train type since 2016, so our order of additional trains from this series is relying on a proven concept to replace the aging A-trains step by step.”
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