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Siemens Inspiro

Siemens Inspiro
Siemens Inspiro, Metro Warszawskie (16753246185).jpg
Siemens Inspiro on M2 line of Warsaw Metro
An interior rolling stock for Riyadh Metro.
Interior of Inspiro for Riyadh Metro.
In service2013–present
ManufacturerSiemens Mobility
Formation2–8 cars trainsets
Capacity174 seats
1,554 seating and standing
Operator(s)Poland Warsaw Metro
Germany Munich U-Bahn
Malaysia Rapid KL
Saudi Arabia Riyadh Metro
Bulgaria Sofia Metro
Thailand Bangkok BTS & MRT
Specifications
Car lengthapprox. 89,560 mm
Width3.1 m (10 ft) (across door leaves)
Height1.1 m (3 ft 7 in) (Floor height)
Maximum speedDesign: 100 km/h (62 mph)
Operation: 80 km/h (50 mph)
Electric system(s)750 V third rail
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Siemens Inspiro is an electric multiple unit designed and manufactured by Siemens Transportation Systems since 2012 for metro systems. The product was launched on 19 September 2012 at the InnoTrans in Berlin. The first Inspiro entered service with Warsaw Metro on 6 October 2013.

Genesis

In October 2009, Siemens Mobility started development on a new subway product family. It collaborated with DesignworksUSA on design aspects.[1] The company based its design on Mo.Mo vehicles previously produced for Vienna, Prague, Oslo and Nuremberg.

Metros using Siemens Inspiro technology

Poland

Warsaw Metro in service 6-car trainsets configuration[2]

Malaysia

Rapid KL - Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line in service 4-car trainsets configuration[3]

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Metro upcoming 2-car and 4-car trainsets configuration for Line 1 and Line 2.[4][5]

United Kingdom

Siemens were awarded a contract worth £1.5bn for 94 new rolling stock based on the Inspiro to replace existing stock used on Piccadilly line. The first of the type is expected to enter service in 2024.[6]

Bulgaria

20 new metro 3-car trainsets have been ordered for line 3 of the Sofia Metro to enter into service 2018.[7] The contract includes an option for 10 additional trainsets.[8]

Thailand

New 22 metro train (4-cars) for BTS (Sukhumvit Line extension, East), in service 2018 and 35 metro trains (3-cars) for MRT Blue Line, first lot in service 2019 and available for full service in 2020.

Germany

Class C for Munich U-Bahn U3 & U6 in service 6-car trainsets configuration.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Warszawa metro selects Siemens Inspiro". Railway Gazette. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Inspiro Metro Trains, Metro Warszawskie, Warsaw, Poland". railway-technology.com.
  3. ^ "Siemens Inspiro Metro". bmwgroupdesignworks.com.
  4. ^ "Siemens to supply Inspiro trains for the Riyadh metro". railwaygazette.com.
  5. ^ "Siemens to supply 74 Inspiro metros to Riyadh". globalrailnews.com.
  6. ^ "Siemens bags £1.5bn contract to build new generation Tube trains | Global Rail News". Global Rail News. 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  7. ^ Newag and Siemens present first Sofia Line 3 metro train
  8. ^ Siemens i Newag z umową na Inspiro dla Sofii