SPORVEIEN, the Oslo metro operator, has awarded Siemens Mobility a €270m contract to install and maintain CBTC across 94km of line including the 8.2km Fornebu Line which is line currently under construction. The contract also includes maintenance and support for 25 years.

The Oslo CBTC system will operate at Grade of Automation level 2 (GoA 2). The radio-based technology will replace relay-based signalling dating from the 1960s, enabling real-time data to be captured on vehicle position and speed conditions, offering up to eight additional trains per hour.

“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,” says Mr Cato Hellesjø, CEO of Sporveien.

Siemens will replace the entire existing signalling and will design, integrate, test and commission its Trainguard MT CBTC solution.

Siemens will also supply its digital application suite Railigent, a cloud-based platform, which will enable Oslo metro to use rail data to optimise maintenance and operations and boost fleet availability.

The Oslo metro carries more than 100 million passenger per year using a fleet of 115 Siemens MX3000 three-car trains.