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INNEO metro units for Oslo

posted on 10th May 2024 16:28

Sporveien, the public urban transport operator for the municipality of Oslo, has signed an agreement with CAF for the supply of 20 metro trains and their spare parts, with an option to increase the number by up to 90 additional units. The base contract exceeds a value of 150 million EUR.

The Oslo metro, or T-Bane, is one of the most used means of transport in the city, with more than 85 km of track, split into six lines. The new M4000 trains will be based on CAF's INNEO metro platform. These are three-car bi-directional units, each of which will have three double-leaf doors on each side.

The trains will be designed to operate in the severe weather conditions in the Norwegian capital, including snow and extreme temperatures. All bogies will be powered. The vehicles will also be equipped with on-board batteries, enabling them to reach the next station in the event of an accidental power cut or to manoeuvre at the depot if required. The vehicles will also be prepared to be fully automated for GoA4 autonomous driving if required in the future.

This investment forms part of the Sporveien's strategy to meet the anticipated increase in passengers using its services in the coming years. This is the third contract that the CAF Group has been awarded in the past few years for the city of Oslo, following a contract in 2022 to supply 183 electric articulated buses, which have been running on the streets of Oslo since last year, and the contract to supply 87 trams which are currently in the process of being delivered. 

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