Oslo Metro (Photo: Siemens Mobility)

NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has awarded Siemens Mobility a €270m contract to install communications-based train control to replace legacy signalling systems on the capital’s 94 km five-line T-Bane metro network and provide 25 years of maintenance.

The Trainguard MT CBTC will support attended automated operation to Grade of Automation 2, with the real-time vehicle position and speed data enabling headways to be reduced, operational efficiency improved, delays reduced and passenger information updated. Siemens Mobility’s Railigent cloud-based platform will enable the operator to make intelligent use of data to optimise its operations and maintenance.

‘We are securing the future of the T-Bane’, said Sporveien CEO Cato Hellesjø on December 13. ‘With CBTC technology we are revolutionising the metro network with a modern, innovative system which will provide greater train automation, increased capacity and improved traffic flow.’

CEO of Siemens Mobility Michael Peter added that ‘our state-of-the-art signalling technology will increase the reliability, availability and efficiency of the Oslo Metro, which will ultimately enhance the passenger experience’.