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Type X Metro Trains for Vienna
Wiener Linien commissioned Siemens at the end of 2017 with the delivery of 34 fully automated metro trains. The contract also includes the maintenance of the trains for a period of 24 years and an option for an additional eleven trains. The "X cars" will be operated fully automated on the new U5 line in Vienna beginning in 2024. The trains can also operate semi-automated or manually on previously existing lines. Delivery of the trains is scheduled to begin in mid-2020 and to be completed by 2030. The trains will be manufactured at the Siemens factory in Vienna.

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First painted car body presented for the new Vienna metro 

The first painted car body for the new Vienna metro was presented today together with the public transport operator Wiener Linien at the Siemens Mobility plant in the Austrian capital. The trains are the city’s third metro generation supplied by Siemens and are named “X cars.” The first pre-series train is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2020. A total of 34 six-car trainsets are to be built. Wiener Linien also secured an option for an additional eleven trains. The trains are designed for fully automatic operation as well as operation with a driver. Plans call for them to be used fully automatically on the city’s new Line U5, which is currently under construction, and with drivers on Wiener Linien’s Lines U1 to U4. 

From left to right: Günter Steinbauer, Wiener Linien Managing Director; Ulli Sima, Vienna's City Councilor for Public Transport ; Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility

First painted car body presented for the new Vienna metro 

The first painted car body for the new Vienna metro was presented today together with the public transport operator Wiener Linien at the Siemens Mobility plant in the Austrian capital. The trains are the city’s third metro generation supplied by Siemens and are named “X cars.” The first pre-series train is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2020. A total of 34 six-car trainsets are to be built. Wiener Linien also secured an option for an additional eleven trains. The trains are designed for fully automatic operation as well as operation with a driver. Plans call for them to be used fully automatically on the city’s new Line U5, which is currently under construction, and with drivers on Wiener Linien’s Lines U1 to U4. 

First painted car body presented for the new Vienna metro 

The first painted car body for the new Vienna metro was presented today together with the public transport operator Wiener Linien at the Siemens Mobility plant in the Austrian capital. The trains are the city’s third metro generation supplied by Siemens and are named “X cars.” The first pre-series train is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2020. A total of 34 six-car trainsets are to be built. Wiener Linien also secured an option for an additional eleven trains. The trains are designed for fully automatic operation as well as operation with a driver. Plans call for them to be used fully automatically on the city’s new Line U5, which is currently under construction, and with drivers on Wiener Linien’s Lines U1 to U4. 

(from left to right): Günter Steinbauer, Wiener Linien Managing Director; Ulli Sima, Vienna's City Councilor for Public Transport; Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility; Christian Schomer, CFO Siemens Mobility Austria 

First painted car body presented for the new Vienna metro 

The first painted car body for the new Vienna metro was presented today together with the public transport operator Wiener Linien at the Siemens Mobility plant in the Austrian capital. The trains are the city’s third metro generation supplied by Siemens and are named “X cars.” The first pre-series train is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2020. A total of 34 six-car trainsets are to be built. Wiener Linien also secured an option for an additional eleven trains. The trains are designed for fully automatic operation as well as operation with a driver. Plans call for them to be used fully automatically on the city’s new Line U5, which is currently under construction, and with drivers on Wiener Linien’s Lines U1 to U4. 

First painted car body presented for the new Vienna metro 

The first painted car body for the new Vienna metro was presented today together with the public transport operator Wiener Linien at the Siemens Mobility plant in the Austrian capital. The trains are the city’s third metro generation supplied by Siemens and are named “X cars.” The first pre-series train is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2020. A total of 34 six-car trainsets are to be built. Wiener Linien also secured an option for an additional eleven trains. The trains are designed for fully automatic operation as well as operation with a driver. Plans call for them to be used fully automatically on the city’s new Line U5, which is currently under construction, and with drivers on Wiener Linien’s Lines U1 to U4. 

Wiener Linien and Siemens present design for new metro

"We've enjoyed a long and close partnership with Wiener Linien over the years. Following the 'Silver Arrow' in 1972 and the 'V cars' in 2000, it's a great success for us to now be able to build the third metro generation for our home location – in Vienna for Vienna," said Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Mobility Division at Siemens.

Wiener Linien and Siemens present design for new metro

The "X cars" will be operated fully automated on the new U5 line in Vienna beginning in 2024. The trains can also operate semi-automated or manually on previously existing lines. Delivery of the trains is scheduled to begin in mid-2020 and to be completed by 2030. The trains will be manufactured at the Siemens factory in Vienna.

Wiener Linien and Siemens present design for new metro

The trains designed for Vienna are the world's first metro trains that will be equipped with the new FGI Plus passenger information system. The system offers passengers routing directions including connection information even before they arrive at the station. Directions are displayed above each door. Passengers know before they arrive at the station how they should proceed when they get there: this optimizes passenger flows and travel convenience.

Wiener Linien and Siemens present design for new metro

The trains designed for Vienna are the world's first metro trains that will be equipped with the new FGI Plus passenger information system. The system offers passengers routing directions including connection information even before they arrive at the station. Directions are displayed above each door. Passengers know before they arrive at the station how they should proceed when they get there: this optimizes passenger flows and travel convenience.

Wiener Linien and Siemens present design for new metro

The trains designed for Vienna are the world's first metro trains that will be equipped with the new FGI Plus passenger information system. The system offers passengers routing directions including connection information even before they arrive at the station. Directions are displayed above each door. Passengers know before they arrive at the station how they should proceed when they get there: this optimizes passenger flows and travel convenience.

Wiener Linien and Siemens present design for new metro

The trains can be walked through from end to end and feature an open and bright interior. The newly arranged seating layout offers an improved sense of spaciousness, optimizes passenger flows and provides barrier-free access to wheelchair and multiple-purpose spaces. A transparent partition behind the driver's cab offers passengers a new perspective of the metro line.

Wiener Linien and Siemens present design for new metro

The trains can be walked through from end to end and feature an open and bright interior. The newly arranged seating layout offers an improved sense of spaciousness, optimizes passenger flows and provides barrier-free access to wheelchair and multiple-purpose spaces. A transparent partition behind the driver's cab offers passengers a new perspective of the metro line.

Wiener Linien and Siemens present design for new metro

The trains can be walked through from end to end and feature an open and bright interior. The newly arranged seating layout offers an improved sense of spaciousness, optimizes passenger flows and provides barrier-free access to wheelchair and multiple-purpose spaces. A transparent partition behind the driver's cab offers passengers a new perspective of the metro line.

Wiener Linien and Siemens present design for new metro

The trains can be walked through from end to end and feature an open and bright interior. The newly arranged seating layout offers an improved sense of spaciousness, optimizes passenger flows and provides barrier-free access to wheelchair and multiple-purpose spaces. A transparent partition behind the driver's cab offers passengers a new perspective of the metro line.

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Type X Metro Trains for Vienna

Siemens is manufacturing 34 six-car metro trains for Wiener Linien.

Type X Metro Trains for Vienna

Siemens is manufacturing 34 six-car metro trains for Wiener Linien.

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Siemens to build 34 fully automated metro trains for Vienna 

Wiener Linien commissioned Siemens at the end of 2017 with the delivery of 34 fully automated metro trains. The contract also includes the maintenance of the trains for a period of 24 years and an option for an additional eleven trains. The “X cars” will be operated fully automatically on the new U5 line in Vienna beginning in 2024. The trains can also operate semi-automatically or manually on previously existing lines. Delivery of the trains is scheduled to begin in mid-2020 and to be completed by 2030. The trains will be manufactured at the Siemens factory in Vienna.                                         

Further Information

Contact

Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (89) 636-24421 

Link to this page
www.siemens.com/press/x-vienna