Munich orders an additional 18 Siemens C2 metro sets

Municipal company Stadtwerke München has placed an order with Siemens Mobility for an additional 18 C2 metro set for the Munich Transport Company (MVG). The contract brings the total number of metro trains ordered to 85.

The announcement of the deal late last week coincided with the delivery of the first of 22 C2 train sets ordered as part of the third batch of metro’s (C2.13 series). The newly announced order is the fourth batch and calls for the delivery of 18 six-car units. In a six-car configuration, the C2 offers space for 940 passengers.

MVG has been running the Siemens C2 metro trains since 2016. They are now in use on lines U6, U3 and U1 of the Munich U-Bahn system. The introduction of the C2 units was not without its fare share of problems. At the time, there were doubts wether or not the metro trains would fit in the metro tunnels. This meant that the trains only ran above ground for some time. In 2017, problems with contact shoes resulted in a temporary withdrawal of the C2 vehicles.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Editor RailTech.com

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