Inspiro metro trains certified for Warsaw

Posted: 27 September 2013 | Siemens | No comments yet

“Warsaw will be the first city in the world to use our Inspiro…”


The new Inspiro type metro trains for Warsaw have been certified to operate in the Polish capital. In February 2011, the Warsaw metro operator Metro Warszawskie Sp. z o.o. ordered 35 six-car metro trains from a consortium of Siemens and the Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag.

This was not only the biggest order Siemens had ever received from Poland, but also the first order placed for complete Inspiro trains, the new metro generation from Siemens. “Warsaw will be the first city in the world to use our Inspiro. Certification now marks another important milestone on the road to reaching that goal. We look forward to seeing our new metro generation carrying the first passengers through the Polish capital in the very near future,” said Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, CEO of Siemens’ Urban Transport Business Unit.

Warsaw already has a roughly 23-kilometer-long metro line with 21 stations. A new Line 2 is currently under construction. The new trains are to be used on both lines. Lightweight construction and state-of-the-art propulsion technology will make the Inspiro metro trains especially energy-efficient. When it came to selecting materials for the car body and for the interior furnishings, Siemens placed great importance on reusability. The Inspiro has a recycling rate of more than 95 percent.

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