Munich is working to further reduce the amount of energy consumed in the public transportation sector and to keep public mass transit attractive and cost-efficient through modern, energy-saving, and highly available metros. Shorter headway on particular sections thanks to additional trains is intended to further promote ridership on the metro and to speed up the pace of the city in an eco-friendly manner.
In November 2010, Siemens was awarded the contract to supply 21 new six-car metro trains for the Stadtwerke München (Munich City Utilities) with an option for further 46 trains.
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