Siemens Rail Automation wins final phase of Kolsåsbanen signalling contract
4 July 2013 • Author: Objective Communications
Siemens Rail Automation, formerly Invensys Rail, has been awarded a £3.2 million signalling contract by Norwegian infrastructure owner Sporveien Oslo AS, for Phase 3B of the Kolsåsbanen line extension on Oslo’s T-bane network at Hauger.
Although this is the final phase of the Kolsåsbanen project, Siemens Rail Automation has been actively involved with work on the T-bane since 1994, during which time the company has worked closely with Sporveien on the expansion and refur-bishment of the network – including the commissioning of the new control centre at Tøyen in 2009.
The scope of the 16 month Phase 3B contract includes all elements of design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning support for the signalling system, which will see the installation of a new WESTRACE computer-based interlocking and new track side infrastructure, as well as changes to the Tøyen control centre.
Commenting on the award, Siemens’ Project Manager, Vince Dade said: “Having worked with Sporveien for nearly 20 years, we are delighted to have won this contract, and to be working on the final phase of the Kolsåsbanen line. Our estab-lished team will be moving on to the project in earnest in July, with commissioning scheduled for October 2014.”