MVG has put the first of its new C2 metro trains in passenger service on line U6 in Munich.
MVG said it had received “temporary” approval to operate the train between Kieferngarten and Garching-Forschungszentrum and expects to receive approval for two more sets very soon.
The trains are expected to be gradually introduced onto other routes, with a further 18 units still to be delivered by Siemens. MVG has ordered 21 trains in total – 126 cars – at a cost of €185 million.
The C2 has a maximum capacity of 940 passengers, compared to 912 passengers for the C1.
MVG chief executive Herbert King said the operator was now “urgently” looking to gain permission to run the trains on busier routes.