Siemens Mobility to Equip Oslo Metro with CBTC

The communications-based train control system will operate at Grade of Automation 2 (GoA2). Real-time data will be captured and transmitted on vehicle position and speed conditions. The new CBTC system will allow the Oslo Metro to decrease the headway of its trains. It will also provide continuous updates on the system status, which will reduce delays.

Siemens Mobility will use its cloud-based platform Railigent for the maintenance and support of the system. It will allow the Oslo Metro to optimise its maintenance and operations and help maximise fleet availability.

The Oslo Metro was inaugurated in 1966 and is the largest metro in the Nordic countries. It comprises five lines. The current 88km serve 101 stations. Line six is currently under construction and a seventh is planned. The rolling stock is 115 three-car MX3000 electric trains.

Paris, Beijing, New York, London and Copenhagen use the same Siemens Mobility CBTC technology.