The Polish subway system will be getting a new type of subway car in 2012 that will be 97.5 percent recyclable with 40 percent of the materials being locally-sourced.
The train is called the Inspiro and features a lightweight aluminum chassis, a demand-controlled air conditioning system and electrodynamic braking. The train design will also allow for more passengers per car and better flow on and off the train. The country is partnering with Siemens and BMW to build and implement the new trains.
By the end of 2012, 35 trains will be in service and the new design could reduce energy consumption by the subway system by up to 40 percent.via Treehugger
written by David Allen, July 17, 2013
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