posted on 3rd Jun 2022 13:30
Vossloh wants to strengthen the urban rail transport and not only extend the service life and increase the safety of the track but also drive the reduction of carbon emissions over the entire product lifecycle. At the iaf 2022 in Münster, Vossloh therefore presented sustainable product and service solutions for local transport. This year’s iaf was more international than ever, and the event provided the perfect stage for celebrating the purchase of an HSG-city grinding machine with the customer Sporveien, after the contract had been signed on 14 May 2022.
"We wanted to give our delight about the conclusion of the contract a personal touch," says Jimmy Hagström, Managing Director of Vossloh Rail Services Scandinavia. "Sporveien is a highly committed customer with a clear strategy aimed at making its rail infrastructure even more resilient and reliable."
"An improved track availability can only be accomplished with systematic optimizations of the rolling stock and the infrastructure," emphasizes Ronny Fykop, Technical Engineer with Sporveien. "The general objective of our metro programme is to be able to offer millions of rides by 2030 with an attractive, robust and affordable service. In parallel, we are extending our underground network, adding new vehicles and introducing a better train management system. With our own grinding machine, we want to lay the foundation for a long service life of rails, superstructure and vehicle components."
For maintaining the 11 urban railway lines with their total length of nearly 130 km, the HSG-city will be working 1,500 hours per year as from mid 2023. For this reason, the contract also provides for the supply of spare parts kits and consumables by Vossloh. The factory acceptance test of the grinding machine by Sporveien has been scheduled for early 2023, and this will be the 30th HSG-city sold until now.