Schaeffler North America


Publication | 2000-09
FAG Journal Roller Bearings for Trainsets of the Munich Underground

Subways / suburban rail networks

Munich subway


Wheelset bearings in Munich subway power cars

In December 1997 Munich public transportation services ordered ten multi-part subway multiple units from the joint venture between Siemens and ADTrans, today’s Bombardier Transportation.

After comprehensive tests, delivery was begun in Fall 2000 and the vehicles were put into operation in 2002.

A further eight subway trains of type C were ordered. They will be delivered in 2005 and 2006.

FAG supplied 48 wheelset bearings for the six cars of every train (housing with cylindrical roller bearing units).