København metro train

DENMARK: København metro operator Metroselskabet has awarded Alstom a €30m contract to undertake the mid-life refurbishment of the 34 three-car AnsaldoBreda driverless trainsets used on lines M1 and M2.

Alstom is to undertake the work at a workshop in Rotterdam in the Netherlands over three years. The scope will include interior and exterior renovation and component replacement to ensure another 10 years of operational life for the trainsets, which have been in service since the metro opened in 2002.

‘The deliberate choice of modernising the existing trains and postponing the purchase of new trains allows us to continue our long-standing effort to minimise our environmental impact’, said Metroselskabet Executive Director Rebekka Nymark on January 30.

Emmanuel Henry, Managing Director of Alstom Denmark, said ‘although this project is the first of its kind in our local portfolio in Denmark, as the market leader we have a great deal of experience from similar modernisation projects in Europe’.