Rail

Siemens lands Finland driverless Metro project

Posted on December 15, 2008

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.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Report suggests merging LIRR, NJ Transit, and Metro-North

The "Trans-Regional Express," or "T-REX," would connect the systems to greatly cut travel times and increase capacity on rail lines that will only see more strain as the area's population grows.

Retlif Testing Laboratories celebrating 40 years

A globally recognized testing industry leader, the company expanded from humble beginnings at Flowerfield (St. James, N.Y.) to multiple locations, including its state-of-the-industry HQ and testing facility in Ronkonkoma, N.Y

Gannett Fleming/WSP JV to manage N.C. light rail construction

The 17.7-mile light -rail system will have 18 stations between UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Stadler lands Slovenian train order

The contract for the fleet capable of mixed traction consists of the engineering, construction, and delivery of the 26 vehicles, including warranty coverage, as well as an option for 26 additional vehicles.

MARTA, Caltrain, SamTrans receive APTA sustainability awards

The agencies were recognized for water conservation practices, renewable electricity usage, and emissions reduction.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close