posted on 27th Nov 2018 15:32
VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft, Nürnberg’s public transport operator, has ordered six additional Type G1 metro trains from Siemens Mobility, exercising one of two options in the contract signed in December 2015. All in all, Siemens will now be supplying 27 new metro units for VAG. The new four-car G1 EMUs of the first option are planned for use on the U1 line as of 2021 and will replace 12 Type DT2 two-car trains.
The trains are designed for manual operation. To enable their automated operation in the future, necessary installation spaces and interfaces for later retrofitting will be provided and the driver’s cab can be removed. „With the G1 fleet we can carry more passengers, offer them greater comfort and also improve usability for people with reduced mobility. With these trains running on the U1 line, we can tackle the next 40 years of metro operation“ said VAG Executive Board Member responsible for Technology and Marketing Tim Dahlmann-Resing.