Starting from Sunday, October 6, 2013, passengers of the Warsaw metro can travel on ‘Inspiro’ – modern metro trains manufactured by the consortium of Siemens AG and NEWAG S.A.
The inaugural ride attracted a lot of interest from the mass media and Warsaw residents. Inspiro astonished passengers. The train’s open-car design allows users to move freely along the whole, 120-metre long vehicle. The train can carry as many as 1500 passengers in rush hours and has 250 seats. It is equipped with an automatically-controlled air-conditioning system, modern passenger compartment lighting system, ramps facilitating boarding and de-boarding for the disabled, additional passenger information displays and full interior monitoring system. Inspiro is 30% lighter than trains made of steel, therefore it uses less electricity. It is the most cutting-edge underground rolling stock in Europe.
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw, dr Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Division Rail Systems, at Siemens AG, Infrastructure & Cities sector, Jerzy Lejk, CEO of the Warsaw Metro, Zbigniew Jakubas, owner of NEWAG S.A. and Zbigniew Konieczek, CEO of NEWAG S.A. accompanied passengers during the inaugural ride.