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Oslo Vognselskap orders another 20 metro trains

14. October 2008

Oslo Vognselskap, the public transport rolling stock company of the Norwegian capital, has ordered another 20 metro trains from Siemens Mobility. A relevant contract was signed at the InnoTrans trade fair on September 24, 2008. The order is worth about EUR 110 million. The contract calls for delivery to be completed by 2010. 

This order marks yet another option exercised under the terms of the 2003 order that Oslo Sporveier then had originally placed with Siemens for 33 three-car metro trains with the optional right to order up to 85 additional metro trains One option was taken up for a second batch of 30 metro trains in September 2005. Like earlier, the vehicles for this new order are to be built in the Vienna plant of Siemens Mobility. The value of that contract was EUR 330 million.

Special features of the vehicles delivered to Oslo , include a substantially reduced energy consumption compared to the Oslo ’s old metro trains and a very high recycling rate of almost 95%. The three cars making up each 54-meter-long train are interconnected by gangways and can accommodate a total of 500 passengers.