One of the first new Subway trains has now been shown at InnoTrans, the International Trade fair for transport technology in Berlin, by leading train manufacturer Stadler.
The first of the 17 trains was available to view by trade and transport experts from across the world, attracting a lot of interest on social media.
The new trains will be the same length and size as existing rolling stock, but made up of four-car sets, as opposed to the current three-car sets. They will feature open gangways to maximise the space available.
SPT Chair Councillor Dr Martin Bartos said:
“I’m delighted to see these pre-delivery pictures of the first new train from manufacturers Stadler. It’s an ex
citing time for SPT and everyone involved in this challenging transport project. Like every other Subway user, I‘m looking forward to seeing our new trains in Glasgow but I know there is a long way to go before new trains are in the system. Once they start to be delivered there will still be an extensive testing period to ensure we get things right for our passengers.
“However I think these first images show there is a lot to look forward to.”
Senior director Charlie Hoskins added:
“This new train from Stadler really is excellent in both design and quality. I am delighted to hear that so many of our rail industry colleagues are impressed with what they’ve seen at InnoTrans and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the new trains for extensive testing in Glasgow soon as part of the next stage of the modernisation programme . Everyone involved in this project is very aware of the proud rail history of the Subway as the third oldest in the world, and these new trains will continue that legacy for many years to come.”