At the official opening of the Medical University metro station, the attendees had the opportunity to experience the comfort and high reliability of the Inspiro trains during a demonstration trip with the new trains.
Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility, said: “We are proud to have delivered one of the most successful and environmentally friendly trains in the field of urban rail transport, which will change the way people travel across Sofia. Our Inspiro trains were developed with a special emphasis on low energy consumption, optimized maintenance, access for everyone and environmental considerations. At the end of its service life, up to 95 percent of the rolling stock can be recycled.”
In March 2016 Metropolitan EAD commissioned a consortium consisting of Siemens and the Polish train manufacturer Newag to equip the new metro line 3 in the capital of Bulgaria. The initial order was related to the first phase of this construction project for the first eight kilometers with seven stations and comprised the delivery of 20 Inspiro type metro trains along with the automatic Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC, onboard and wayside) system Trainguard MT, the Trackguard Westrace MKII interlocking, Clearguard-ACM-200 axle counter system, the automatic train supervision system Controlguide OCS, the voice radio and data transmission system, the Power SCADA Sitras RSC system, the wayside digital communication network, the passenger information displays in the stations including the Digital Station Manager (DSM) and half-height platform screen doors for the stations.