Stadler says that the technical and design details of the new trains are under discussion with Minsk Metro.

BELARUS: Stadler has confirmed details of the metro trains that it is supplying to Minsk. The first four-car trainset is due to arrive in the capital next year, with the rest following by 2020.

Stadler Minsk CEO Philipp Brunner told local media of the order in January but gave no further details. Stadler will supply six four-car and four five-car trainsets that will replace older rolling stock.

At 78·4 m long, the four-car sets will have 168 seats including tip-up seats and capacity for 588 standing passengers at 5/m2. The five-car sets will be 97·7 m long with 212 seats and room for 737 standing passengers. Wheelchair spaces will also be provided. The cars will be 2 650 mm wide and 3 690 mm high.