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Hitachi Rail awarded signalling contract for Scandinavian train fleet

Posted: 4 January 2022 | | No comments yet

Nordic Re-Finance is set to upgrade the on-board signalling technology of its TMe fleet of locomotives operating in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark with Hitachi Rail’s new ERTMS+STM system.

Hitachi Rail awarded signalling contract for Scandinavian train fleet

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Hitachi Rail has been awarded a new contract by Nordic Re-Finance to upgrade the signalling systems of the TMe fleet of locomotives operating in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

The work has already started and the train fleet equipped with the new signalling system is expected to run across the Nordic region to connect passengers and vital goods and supplies by early 2023.

Given the pressures on international supply chains following COVID-19, this digital enhancement of trains helps protect the continuity of goods for consumers and businesses across Sweden, Norway, and Demark.

The ERTMS technology is a key enabler and a backbone for the transition towards the digitalisation and decarbonisation of rail transport. By fitting the latest ERTMS technology to Nordic Re-Finance’s TMe fleet, Hitachi Rail will help its client make operations more efficient and reliable by reducing traffic disruption and delays for passengers and freight traffic, while guaranteeing the highest level of safety and availability.

Eric Morand, Vice President, Nordic Region, said: “We are honoured to receive the order to upgrade and deliver the latest on-board digital train control solution to Nordic Re-Finance’s fleet of TMe locomotives. The partnership is an outstanding opportunity for Hitachi Rail to support Nordic Re-Finance in the development of an innovative and more sustainable solution with high standards of quality, safety and reliability for their customers in the region. The digitisation of their locomotives will help improve the supply of goods across Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.”

The scope of the contract will see Hitachi Rail provide ERTMS and Specific Transmission Module systems [base line 3.6] and related equipment to upgrade 27 TMe locomotives that operate in Scandinavia.

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