Siemens Rail Automation awarded Avløs depot signalling contract

Posted: 18 December 2013 | | No comments yet

The depot will stable the expanding fleet of Siemens’ MX trains…


Oslo’s transport infrastructure owner, Sporveien Oslo AS, has awarded Siemens Rail Automation an order for the supply of signalling infrastructure and train control equipment for the new rail depot at Avløs. The depot will stable the expanding fleet of Siemens’ MX trains.

The scope of the contract includes all elements of design, supply, installation, testing, safety approvals and commissioning support for Siemens’ centralised Trackguard WESTRACE system and axle counter train detection, with central control being provided by Siemens’ Controlguide WESTCAD traffic control centre at Tøyen (which will also be modified as part of the project). 

Commenting on the programme, Adrian Stubbs, Siemens’ Delivery Director, Mass Transit and International, said: “Naturally we’re delighted to be awarded this variation order by Sporveien, which builds on our record of 18 years’ successful project delivery for Oslo metro from the UK. Our project team is now engaged in detailed design work for Avløs depot and with civils work already underway, final commissioning is scheduled for June 2015”.

As part of Siemens’ overall involvement in the Avløs depot project, the company was also recently awarded contracts by Sporveien for two DC substations, which will supply power to accommodate the new fleet of Siemens trains.