Inspiro – the metro from Siemens Mobility

An Inspiro Metro train from Siemens Mobility stops at a modern metro station. On the platform passengers can be seen.

Mass transit providers in cities and metropolitan areas in the 21st century face tremendous challenges. Passenger volume and their demands as well as the need for sustainable transportation solutions are growing. Our response: cutting-edge technologies that fully meet the needs of operators and passengers while also protecting the environment. We are leaders in this – thus letting us offer operators worldwide a metro that sets the standards in its class. Discover our Inspiro.

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Exactly the right metro

Inspiro is the metro platform for anyone who’s looking for the right mass transit solution for their city. Proven worldwide, with a comfortable interior and environmentally compatible over its entire lifecycle, the Inspiro offers everything operators need for future-ready mass transit.

With the Inspiro, you can…

Metros from Siemens keep urban life moving – yesterday, today and tomorrow

For more than 130 years, our metro trains have been helping make cities livable. With pioneering technology that 13 million passengers around the world can rely on each and every day.


Targeted innovations

As a pioneer in rail-based mass transit, we continuously refine our vehicles – bringing all of our experience to bear in the development of our trains and train concepts. Discover the highlights of Inspiro.

A design that fits to your cityscape

Inspiro inspires with its extraordinary car design

  • Customized design that fits perfectly into any urban landscape 

Impressive flexibility

The Inspiro concept offers a wide range of variations and optional equipment:

  • Train configurations with up to eight cars and varying degrees of motorization (up to 100 percent)
  • Car bodies of variable length and width
  • Optional longitudinal, transversal, or mixed seating configurations in the passenger compartment
  • Three or four doors on each side of the car, with a choice of outside sliding or sliding plug doors
  • Extensive optional equipment choices – from driverless operation (GOA 4) to  innovative passenger information system

Comfort that meets every expectation

A modern metro must meet a wide variety of expectations – from both operators and passengers. With the Inspiro, comfort and capacity are not mutually exclusive:

  • A feeling of spaciousness thanks to a well-designed interior and wide gangways

Impressive efficiency 

Inspiro’s energy efficiency is based on two factors: an extremely lightweight design and efficient technologies:

  • Reduced car weight thanks to lightweight car bodies and weight-optimized bogies
  • State-of-the-art energy-efficient traction technology
  • Energy-saving LED lighting
  • Demand-based air-conditioning system to control air quality

Capacity that makes a difference

Many of the Inspiro’s features ensure even greater operational efficiency thanks to the improved capacity of the vehicle fleet:

  • Spaciousness for the passengers and optimized passenger capacity 
  • Easier boarding and exiting as well as less time spent in the station thanks to 1,400 mm-wide doors 
  • Better passenger orientation on the platform and optimized passenger flow thanks to easy-to-see light strips on the passenger doors

Metros from Siemens Mobility: a success story

Learn more about how our metros helped shape electrified mass transit from its very beginnings.

From London to Budapest to the world

Since 1879, Siemens has been a pioneer in electromobility on rails, which made modern, high-performance mass transit systems possible in the first place, starting in 1881. Whether it’s trams in dedicated lanes, elevated trains or subways: Siemens’ technological innovations for rail traffic are still recognized today as pioneering achievements in the ongoing development of urban mobility worldwide.


In operation worldwide

Operators around the world are shaping mass transit in their cities with our metros. Explore our references.

Learn even more about Inspiro

Would you like to know more about the benefits, features, and technical data of Inspiro? Simply download the information documents for our metro here.


Contact us

Choose a metro that’s a perfect fit for you and your city. Our experts will be happy to provide you with more information on the benefits, possibilities and technical details of our metros.