Following an initial order for 21 sets placed in 2015, VAG exercised an option for an additional six trains in November 2018.

The first class G1 train left Siemens’ Simmering plant in Vienna, Austria, on January 22, with two completed trains now undergoing dynamic testing at Siemens’ test and validation centre in Wegberg-Wildenrath, Germany.

Siemens will deliver the new sets at a rate of three to four per month, with open access operator Railadventure providing rail transport for delivery to Nuremberg.

The first units are expected to enter commercial service in the summer.

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