First Munich metro train leaves the Vienna plant

29 April 2013  •  Source: Siemens

The first train for the new Munich metro has rolled out of the production plant in Vienna, Austria, an event witnessed by Herbert König, CEO of the Munich transport corporation (MVG). The train will now be taken to the test and validation center in Wegberg-Wildenrath, Germany, where it will undergo an extensive test program. Delivery of the first trains to MVG is expected to take place in the course of this year.

Siemens metro train“The first four of the new metro train units are due to enter passenger service when the winter timetable starts in mid-December 2013. The planned start of the test runs marks an important milestone on the way to on-time certification of the train,” said Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, CEO of the Urban Transport Business Unit. Herbert König, Chairman of the Board of MVG and Director of Transportation at Stadtwerke München (SWM), says, “Siemens is working intensely to make sure that the first units of these brand-new C2 trains are ready for operation on time. We need them by the start of the winter timetable in December so we can realize the planned improvements in our metro service. The transport of the first train to the Siemens test center is therefore a good sign.”

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