The Skoda trains should operate on the new metro line which has been in service since 2015.
The first of a set of trains produced by Skoda Transportation for the Warsaw metro was delivered by CD Cargo and its Polish subsidiary CD Cargo Poland, CD Cargo CEO Tomas Toth announced on Twitter.
The set will now undergo another series of test runs. Late last year, the mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, expressed hope that the first passengers would ride the new trains this spring.
Skoda signed the contract with the Metro Warszawskie transport company in January 2020 after a tender process and legal issues lasting over two years. The basic contract is for 37 metro trains with an option for eight more. Should it be fulfilled inclusive of the option, the contract value will be close to EUR 330 million.
The new six-car trains for Warsaw will accommodate up to 1,500 passengers. Their maximum speed will be 90 kilometers per hour. The Skoda trains should operate on the new metro line which has been in service since 2015. According to earlier Polish media reports, this is the largest ever order for vehicles in the history of the Warsaw metro. Previous tenders were won by Alstom and Siemens.