After the first C2 metro train from the first option in 2016 entered service in May, Stadtwerke München (SWM) has also called up the second and final options for 22 six-car metro trains from Siemens. When all trains are delivered, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) will operate a total of 67 C2 trains on its system.
Ingo Wortmann, SWM Managing Director for Mobility and CEO of the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG): “With the new C2 trains, we are steadily continuing to rejuvenate our metro fleet. For our passengers, this will above all mean more space and greater comfort. Over the next ten years, we want to retire all old A and B trains and operate our metro system exclusively with modern high-performance trains. This means that we can add around 5,000 more seats to the trains without introducing a higher frequency.”
“We’re proud that Stadtwerke München and the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft have decided to call up the second and final option of this major order. Including this order, we’ll have delivered a total of 67 trains with 402 cars to Stadtwerke München. The new C2 trains are contributing to a sustainable increase in value over their entire lifecycle and to enhanced passenger experience. We’re pleased to be significantly involved in developing local public transport in our hometown,” said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
The latest order is based on the proven design of the last generation of C trains, which was developed and further evolved by the internationally renowned Munich vehicle designer Alexander Neumeister. The new C2 trains, for example, are distinguished by their front end with new LED lighting technology and the easier visual recognition of opening and closing doors through colored LED lighting strips on the door frames. Video cameras, passenger TV and newly designed interior lighting with LEDs provide more comfort and convenience for passengers. Other advantages include the train’s higher capacity and availability: The passenger compartment’s redesign and new seating concept with wider doors compared to older trains allow more passengers to be transported. Overall, the C2 now offers space for 940 passengers. Since there are no longer any separate cars, the train is completely open from front to back.
Siemens Mobility delivers particularly environmentally friendly and energy-saving trains for Munich. Energy consumption is reduced by combining various innovative design concepts. No harmful materials are employed, energy-saving LED lights are used throughout, and the materials are 97% recyclable. The new trains will thus further improve Munich’s CO2 balance and help reduce energy consumption in transport.
The trains are manufactured by Siemens Mobility in Vienna and their bogies are supplied by Siemens Mobility in Graz. The new trains will enter service in 2022 and operate on the city’s U3 and U6 metro lines like the other C2 trains already in use. Operation on other city lines is also planned.