VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nuremberg has decided that the 42 metro units type DT1 will be replaced by new rolling stock, to be built by Siemens. The order for 21 four-car metros, to be designated as type G1, has a value of approximately 164 million euro.
From mid-2018, the G1s will be put into service on line U1, the only line in the city with non-driverless metros. This may change in the future.
The contract also includes two options. Six additional G1 metros can be ordered to replace DT2 units. Seven more are optional to increase the general transport capacity.