Contract signed for new Warsaw metro trains – city's mayor

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A contract for the purchase of 45 trains for the Warsaw metro was being finalised, announced Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski during the contract signing ceremony on Thursday. The new trains will arrive in 2021.

The contract for the supply of electric trains to the capital city's metro was won by the Czech consortium of Skoda Transportation and Skoda Vagonka. The new trains are expected to appear on the tracks in the second half of 2021. Under the terms of the contract, 37 trains will arrive in Warsaw within 20 months of the signing of the contract, while the remaining ones, after 53 months. The agreement also includes an option to increase the order by another eight trains.

Trzaskowski said during the signing ceremony that besides price, also playing a role in choosing the company that would provide new trains for the metro were energy consumption and environmental concerns.

The new trains will consist of six cars, and have a single-space interior, enabling passengers to walk from one car to the next inside the train. Each train will be able to carry up to 1500 passengers.