Siemens Modular Metro


Siemens Modular Metro

The Siemens Modular Metro is a family of electric multiple unit trains for rapid transit systems produced by Siemens Transportation Systems and used by rail operators around the world. The vehicle concept was launched in Vienna in 2000 and is a modular concept allowing many variants of metro vehicles.cite web
url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQQ/is_9_40/ai_65803952
title=New Vehicle Concept Launched In Vienna
work=International Railway Journal
date=September, 2000
accessdate=2008-08-30
] Previously known as Modular Mobility, Siemens still use the abbreviaton Mo.Mo.

Technology

The train is designed for use on systems in the 20,000 to 60,000 passengers/hour range. The design of the train bodies is by Porsche Design. Modules in the system include various vehicle ends, doors, gangways, roof-mounted air-conditioning, and interiors. Many combinations of motor cars and trailers are possible, with individual vehicle lengths from 17 to 25 metres and widths from 2.6 to 3.2 metres. Stainless steel or aluminium construction is available, in three cross-sections: straight sidewalls, sidewalls sloping at 3 degrees, and contoured.

Operators

* Bangkok Metro Blue Line: each train consists of two motor cars and a centre trailer car. [cite web
url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQQ/is_7_44/ai_n6131837
title=Bangkok's first underground metro open
work=International Railway Journal
date=July, 2004
accessdate=2008-08-30
]

* Nuremberg U-Bahn Line U2 and U3: designated DT3, 30 two-car driverless trains, 36m long, 2.9m wide with an inter-car gangway. 80 seats and room for 240 standing passengers. [cite web
url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQQ/is_8_42/ai_101944225
title=First U-Bahn to convert to fully automatic operation
date=August, 2002
author=Mike Knutton
work=International Railway Journal
accessdate=2008-08-30
]

* Melbourne Train System Western and South Eastern Lines: designated 'Siemens' trains, 72 three car sets from 2003. [cite web
url=http://www.vicsig.net/index.php?page=suburban&traintype=Siemens
title=VICSIG: Siemens trains
publisher=www.vicsig.net
accessdate=2008-08-30
]

* Shanghai Metro: 28 six-car modular trains for Line 4, 10 trains for an extension of Line 1. First two trains in Vienna, remainder built in China. [cite web
url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1215/is_5_203/ai_87022872
title=Siemens, Alstom win Chinese transit contracts
work=Railway Age
date=May, 2002
publisher=findarticles.com
accessdate=2008-08-30
]

* Oslo T-bane: designated MX3000, 78 three-car units.

* Guangzhou Metro Line 3: 120 cars with Zhuzhou Electrical Locomotive Works.

* Vienna U-Bahn: designated Type V, 2-car units.

Design Origins

The bodies of the trains evolved from the 1993 [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAG_Baureihe_DT2 DT2 Series] used in the Nuremberg U-Bahn whose design in turn came from production of the [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/MVG_Baureihe_A A Series] built for the nearby Munich U-Bahn, but now also used in Nuremberg.

References

External links

* [http://aunz.siemens.com/Mobility/RS/Documents/TS_MetroTrains.pdf Siemens MoMo flyer] - 'The City needs Mobility'
* [http://www.porsche-design.com/live/TRA_MOMO_en.PorscheDesign?ActiveID=42642&flash=0 Porsche Design portfolio]


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