European Bank loan to support Warsaw Metro train renewal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a 139 million euro loan to fund a rolling stock renewal programme in the Polish capital of Warsaw.

In 2011, Warsaw Metro ordered 35 six-car Siemens Inspiro trains in an order worth 272 million euros.

The deal to replace the current Russian-built rolling stock marks a major milestone in the metro system’s history.

Of the new Inspiro train sets, 20 will be used on the new Line 2, which is scheduled for completion in 2014, and the other 15 will replace existing rolling stock on Line 1.

Siemens presented the first new Inspiro metro train in September at the InnoTrans rail trade fare in Berlin, Germany.

The first 10 trains will be built at the Siemens manufacturing site in Vienna, with the remaining 25 trains to be assembled by Newag in Nowy Sącz, Poland.


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