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Siemens unveil Vienna metro trains [free access]

March 12, 2018

Siemens has unveiled the design of the driverless metro trains to be deployed on the Vienna U-Bahn. The company had secured a contract from Wiener Linien in September 2017 to supply and maintain 34 six-car metro trains. The contract includes an option to supply 11 additional trains and has total value of EUR550 million.


The scope of work includes maintenance of fleet for 24 years, which accounts for 30 per cent of the total cost. The delivery is expected to begin by 2020 and be completed by 2030.


The trains will have step-free interiors; air-conditioning and video-monitored systems. They will operate driverless or with driver on all U-Bahn lines (except Line U6) and thereby support replacement of ageing class U trains. The driverless trains are planned to be introduced on the new Line U5, which is scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2023.


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