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Local residents and visitors to Bavaria’s capital are pleased with new metro trains and shorter headways.
Carrying more than one million passengers per day, the Munich metro is the most widely used means of public transportation in the Bavarian capital – the cosmopolitan city with heart.
Munich is working to further reduce the amount of energy consumed in the public transportation sector and to keep public mass transit attractive and cost-efficient through modern, energy-saving, and highly available metros. Shorter headway on particular sections thanks to additional trains is intended to further promote ridership on the metro and to speed up the pace of the city in an eco-friendly manner.
In November 2010, Siemens was awarded the contract to supply 21 new six-car metro trains for the Stadtwerke München (Munich City Utilities) with an option for further 46 trains.
Metro trains for Munich
The design of the new metro trains for Munich is based on the popular predecessor vehicles. The passengers benefit from a high level of comfort and safety through video cameras, passenger TV, and innovative LED interior lighting. Compared to the predecessor vehicles, the trains’ passenger capacity has also increased.
The new trains will be used on the existing routes of the Munich Metro, which covers a total of about 100 track kilometers. They are to replace the 40 year-old trains of the Stadtwerke München. Additional trains will also ensure shorter headway and provide more passenger capacity.
The train design concept was developed by the internationally renowned company Neumeister + Partner Industrial Design and received the Red Dot Award 2013. The train design was realized in close cooperation with the operator Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft MVG.
Each end of the train is equipped with a driver’s cab. A glass partition wall separates the cab from the passenger area. There are no cabinets installed on the backside of the cab, so there is an unhindered view for the passengers through the vehicle.
The passenger information system, the open interior design and the CCTV video monitoring system offer a high level of comfort and safety for the passengers. Moreover, the passenger areas are monitored by smoke detectors. In case of a fire, a low-pressure water mist system is triggered.