Siemens Mobility to Equip Oslo Metro with CBTC

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract worth 270 million euros to modernise the Oslo Metro.

Siemens Mobility is to equip the entire Oslo Metro network – 94km of track, including a new 6km stretch – with digital communications-based train control (CBTC).

A Siemens Mobility MX3000 on the Oslo Metro
A Siemens Mobility MX3000 on the Oslo Metro

The contract, awarded by Sporveien AS, will see Siemens Mobility replace the current legacy signalling technology with its CBTC product (Trainguard MT). This modernisation will enable greater automation and more centralised control of operations. Siemens Mobility will design, integrate, test and commission the system as well as provide 25 years of digital maintenance and support services.

Cato Hellesjø, CEO, Sporveien AS, said:

“With this investment we are securing the future of the T-Bane in Oslo. 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.”

The communications-based train control system will operate at Grade of Automation 2 (GoA2). Real-time data will be captured and transmitted on vehicle position and speed conditions. The new CBTC system will allow the Oslo Metro to decrease the headway of its trains. It will also provide continuous updates on the system status, which will reduce delays.

Siemens Mobility will use its cloud-based platform Railigent for the maintenance and support of the system. It will allow the Oslo Metro to optimise its maintenance and operations and help maximise fleet availability.

The Oslo Metro was inaugurated in 1966 and is the largest metro in the Nordic countries. It comprises five lines. The current 88km serve 101 stations. Line six is currently under construction and a seventh is planned. The rolling stock is 115 three-car MX3000 electric trains.

Paris, Beijing, New York, London and Copenhagen use the same Siemens Mobility CBTC technology.

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