December 15, 2008

Siemens lands Finland driverless Metro project

Helsinki City Transport (HKL) has contracted the Mobility Division at Siemens to supply a driverless metro system that is worth approximately $136 million.

The fully automated line is scheduled to go into operation in the Finnish capital in 2013. The work will be carried out without any interruption in service and without replacing any of the existing trains.

More passengers will be carried by the new system and will enjoy a more comfortable ride as the train headway will be reduced from 4 minutes to 2 minutes. The system has to remain operational at temperatures as low as - 40°F. Siemens will supply the CBTC automated control systems (Communication Based Train Control), the Operations Control Center, the signaling system and the onboard communication facilities, together with the platform screen doors and the dynamic passenger information system.

Trainguard automated control systems made by Siemens Mobility are already in use in Paris, Beijing, New York and Guangzhou, and are currently being deployed in Algiers, Budapest, Istanbul, Barcelona, Nanjing and Sao Paulo.

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