Subway train made from 90% recyclable materials

Siemens Mobility and Wiener Linien have successfully completed the first test run of the new X-Wagen metro train in Vienna, reports Railway Supply magazine citing Railway Pro.

Subway train made from 90% recyclable materials

The test included the drive and braking system, safety equipment and protection of the train with the driver. In the next few months, numerous tests will be carried out with artificially loaded wagons, and the train protection system will also be tested for fully automatic operation.

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In addition, the X-Wagen should prove itself in acoustic and driving comfort measurements. The evidence and reports obtained from the tests serve as the basis for the operating license.

Subway train made from 90% recyclable materials
Picture: Siemens Mobility

After several thousand test kilometers and a successful operating permit, the train will be launched into passenger transport from 2022 on the U1 – U4 lines.

Manufactured in Vienna, the X-Wagen is 90 percent recyclable. It also is energy efficient and environmentally friendly from production to operation.

In 2017, Wiener Linien entered into a contract with Siemens Mobility for the supply of 34 six-car X-Wagen trains with an option +11 additional vehicles suitable for automated control (GOA4) and driver work.


Rolling out the mats for safety