In order to adapt the offered transport capacity to the ever-increasing ridership and to expand service to a wider inner-city area, the existing Line 1 of the Metro Warsaw has been extended, a second line built, and the vehicle fleet modernized and expanded with new trains.
In February 2011, Siemens was awarded the contract to supply 35 new six-car metro trains for Metro Warsaw – some 15 trains for Line M1 and the remaining trains for the new Line M2.
The Inspiro for the Warsaw metropolisThe metro trains for Warsaw – the first complete vehicles from the Inspiro family – were delivered to Warsaw by 2014. Lightweight construction methods and modern propulsion technology ensure a marked decrease in the consumption of energy. Energy savings combined with a recycling rate of approx. 95 percent make the Inspiro particularly environmentally friendly. The forward-looking attitude of modern-day Warsaw is also reflected in the striking design of the Inspiro for the Polish capital. The open, modern interior – together with the unobstructed passageway throughout the train – contributes extensively to enhancing the passenger's sense of safety and comfort.
Highlights of the Warsaw metro trains
- Significant energy savings – based on a reduced-weight aluminum lightweight construction with a cork/aluminum floor as well as on modern drive technology and LED lighting
- High level of passenger safety – thanks to a CCTV system in the passenger compartment and emergency evacuation through the front exit door
- Environmental friendliness – owing to a recycling rate of up to 95 percent