Ingo Wortmann, SWM Managing Director for Mobility and
CEO of the
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.”
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.
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.
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.