The Oslo CBTC system will operate at Grade of Automation level 2 (GoA2) and the radio based technology will enable real-time data to be captured on vehicle position and speed conditions. The digitalized system will allow the Oslo Metro to safely increase the number of vehicles on a rail line and the greater frequency of train arrivals will give them the capacity to accommodate more passengers on the system. Additionally, the ability to continuously receive updates on system status will improve operational efficiency, resulting in fewer delays and more up-to-date travel information.
To maintain and support the system, Siemens Mobility will provide its comprehensive digital asset management solutions for rail systems which will reduce the risk of failure of critical assets, increase availability, and minimize maintenance costs. This will include the digital application suite Railigent, a cloud-based platform that will enable the Oslo Metro to intelligently use rail data, optimize their maintenance and operations, and help maximize the availability of its fleet.
The Oslo Metro is the largest of the Nordic metros and is part of the publicly owned corporation Sporveien AS, who operate and maintain the Oslo Metro and Oslo Tramway. Inaugurated in 1966, the current network consists of five lines that stretch across 88 km, serving 101 stations of which 17 are underground or indoors. Utilizing a fleet of 115 Siemens MX3000 three-car trains, the Oslo Metro carries more than 100 million riders annually.
The Siemens Mobility CBTC solution Trainguard MT is the most extensively deployed automatic train control system in the world and is used by many operators, including Paris, Beijing, New York, London, and Copenhagen.