New Warsaw metro trains being tested
On October 28, 2022, the mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, inaugurated the new metro trains, which went on test rides with passengers. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to RailwayPro.
ZTM Warsaw, the public transport of the Polish capital, has received the fourth train from the Škoda Group under a contract for 37 units signed in January 2020, worth PLN 1.3 billion (€275.7 million). The contract includes an option for up to 45 six-car metro trains, which will provide increased passenger comfort.
“We provide our citizens with new modern, energy-efficient and comfortable trains specially designed for Warsaw. The acquisition project was made possible due to the support of the European Union,” said Rafał Trzaskowski.
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The new 120m long 6-car train offers increased capacity carrying 1,500 passengers and is designed to be energy efficient while reaching a top speed of 90km/h. Passengers can move freely between cars, as in the existing Inspiro trains purchased from Siemens Mobility. The new trains are equipped with a passenger monitoring and information system that provides detailed information about the trip.
This spring, the first subway train arrived in Warsaw, and the last one, according to the contract, will be delivered by the end of 2023. Trains will run both on existing lines and on future sections under construction. In 2019-2022, 11 new metro stations were put into operation in the city, 5 of them in 2022. In 2021, the Warsaw Metro announced a tender for the pre-project works of the first stage of the 3rd line, covering the construction of 8 km and six stations, including a branch to the Kozia Górka technical parking station.
The 40 km Warsaw metro system carries 700,000 passengers per day, averaging 181 million passengers per year.
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