All Eight New Siemens Avenio Trams in Service Now in Munich
All eight new Siemens Avenio trams are in revenue passenger service in Munich. The Munich city utility company (SWM) ordered the trams in October 2012 in order to modernize and supplement its existing fleet for the light rail network of the MVG (Munich Transportation Corporation). The tram for MVG has the customer type designation T1. The first trams have been in service in Munich since September 2014. The Avenio represents the new generation of Siemens trams which is being deployed in Munich for the first time in the world.
“In spite of the extremely tight schedule we successfully managed to manufacture our Avenio in record time. The Avenio for Munich underscores our ambition to take a leadership role in the German and European market again. We are striving to once again be the first contact partner of the cities in all matters concerning trams”, Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, CEO of the Urban Transport Business Unit, emphasizes.
The tram, as a powerful, eco-friendly and thus highly cost-efficient means of transport, is becoming the focus of more and more city planners and transport companies all over the world. Siemens expects approximately 500 new procurement projects in the world market in the coming years.
The Avenio is the new Siemens tram generation which will be in revenue service in Munich for the first time anywhere in the world.
The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities
The Siemens Rail Systems Division (Berlin, Germany) is an international leader in providing rolling stock and related services. Its portfolio covers the full range of vehicles – from railroad cars to metros and locomotives to trams and light-rail vehicles. The Division combines competence in the areas of local, long-distance, and logistical transport to offer comprehensive expertise for environmentally friendly, efficient, and reliable rail vehicles, which are already in use in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/rail-systems/