GERMANY: Following a European tender München municipal utility company SWM has ordered a further 18 six-car Type C2 metro trains from Siemens Mobility.
They are to be supplied from the Siemens Mobility factory in Wien in 2024-25, with the bogies produced at the company’s Graz plant.
The latest order was announced on April 27, when U-Bahn operator MVG took delivery of the first of 22 C2 trainsets ordered in July 2020. That was the second and final option on a contract for an initial 21 sets which was signed in November 2010, following the exercising of a first option for 24 sets in September 2016.
’We have been operating this train type since 2016, so our order of additional trains from this series is relying on a proven concept to replace the ageing A trains step by step’, explained Chair of the MVG management board Ingo Wortmann.
Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility, said ‘this order will increase München’s C2 fleet to a total of 85 trains that combine reliability with innovation. The C2 trains improve public transport in our home town of München by providing greater passenger comfort, higher capacity and sustainability.’