Invensys Rail wins rail signalling deal in Norway

2 August 2012 (Last Updated August 2nd, 2012 18:30)

Invensys Rail has won two contracts worth £10.6m from Norwegian infrastructure owner Kollektivtransportproduksjon (KTP) to deliver signalling projects across the T-bane network in Oslo, Norway.

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Invensys Rail has won two contracts worth £10.6m from Norwegian infrastructure owner Kollektivtransportproduksjon (KTP) to deliver signalling projects across the T-bane network in Oslo, Norway.

Invensys Rail will provide design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning support, as well as use its Westrace computer-based interlocking on both projects.

The first contract is for Lørenbane, a new line that will provide a tunnel link between Ringbane and Grorudbane, enabling trains to run directly from Sinsen to Hasle, through a new station at Løren.

The Lørenbane project is expected to be carried out in five phases, covering installation of new signalling, as well as modifications to the existing infrastructure and Westcad signalling control centre at Tøyen.

The Lørenbane line, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2015, will result in improved availability of trains and reduced journey times for passengers.

The second contract is a variation order that covers signalling on the extension to the Kolsåsbanen for the area between Gjønnes and Avløs that is expected to be completed at the end of 2013.


Image: The extension of the Kolsås line between Gjønnes and Avløs is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2013. Photo: courtesy of Håkon Kinck Gaarder.