The subway station Skøyenåsen on Ruter's public subway system in Oslo, Norway.

Sporveien chooses CAF to supply Oslo metro units

The subway station Skøyenåsen on Ruter's public subway system in Oslo, Norway. Shutterstock

Sporveien, the public urban transport operator for the Norwegian capital of Oslo, has awarded a new contract to CAF, a leading manufacturer of railway vehicles, to supply units for the Norwegian capital’s metro network.

Under the agreement, CAF will provide 20 metro trains along with their corresponding spare parts, with the option to increase the number of units by up to 90 additional ones. The base contract is valued at over 150 million euros, with the potential to significantly increase with the implementation of additional options.

The Oslo metro, known as T-Bane, is a vital transportation mode in the city, covering over 85 kilometres of track across 6 lines. The new M4000 units will be based on CAF’s INNEO metro platform, featuring 3-car two-way units with 3 double doors on each side to facilitate easy and efficient access, thus minimizing stopping times at stations.

Designed to withstand Oslo’s harsh weather conditions, including snow and extreme temperatures, the trains will feature all motor bogies to enhance grip and traction during operation. Additionally, onboard batteries will enable the units to reach the next station in case of power outages or to manoeuvre at the depot if necessary, prioritizing energy efficiency for sustainability. Moreover, the vehicles will be prepared for full automation for GoA4 autonomous driving if future requirements demand.

The investment aligns with Sporveien’s strategy to accommodate the expected increase in passenger demand in the coming years, aiming to enhance transport capacity while promoting safer, more efficient, and sustainable travel.

This marks CAF’s third contract with Oslo, following agreements in 2022 to supply 183 electric articulated buses, currently operational in the city, and 87 trams currently undergoing delivery. These contracts underscore CAF’s expertise in providing advanced zero-emission collective transport solutions, reinforcing its position as a leading supplier in the industry.

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The subway station Skøyenåsen on Ruter's public subway system in Oslo, Norway.

Sporveien chooses CAF to supply Oslo metro units

The subway station Skøyenåsen on Ruter's public subway system in Oslo, Norway. Shutterstock

Sporveien, the public urban transport operator for the Norwegian capital of Oslo, has awarded a new contract to CAF, a leading manufacturer of railway vehicles, to supply units for the Norwegian capital’s metro network.

Under the agreement, CAF will provide 20 metro trains along with their corresponding spare parts, with the option to increase the number of units by up to 90 additional ones. The base contract is valued at over 150 million euros, with the potential to significantly increase with the implementation of additional options.

The Oslo metro, known as T-Bane, is a vital transportation mode in the city, covering over 85 kilometres of track across 6 lines. The new M4000 units will be based on CAF’s INNEO metro platform, featuring 3-car two-way units with 3 double doors on each side to facilitate easy and efficient access, thus minimizing stopping times at stations.

Designed to withstand Oslo’s harsh weather conditions, including snow and extreme temperatures, the trains will feature all motor bogies to enhance grip and traction during operation. Additionally, onboard batteries will enable the units to reach the next station in case of power outages or to manoeuvre at the depot if necessary, prioritizing energy efficiency for sustainability. Moreover, the vehicles will be prepared for full automation for GoA4 autonomous driving if future requirements demand.

The investment aligns with Sporveien’s strategy to accommodate the expected increase in passenger demand in the coming years, aiming to enhance transport capacity while promoting safer, more efficient, and sustainable travel.

This marks CAF’s third contract with Oslo, following agreements in 2022 to supply 183 electric articulated buses, currently operational in the city, and 87 trams currently undergoing delivery. These contracts underscore CAF’s expertise in providing advanced zero-emission collective transport solutions, reinforcing its position as a leading supplier in the industry.

Further reading:

Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at RailTech.com and RailTech.be.

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