Train order for Oslo

Oslo Vognselskap has placed an order worth approximately €110m with Siemens Mobility for 20 metro trains.

Oslo Vognselskap, the public transport rolling stock company of the Norwegian capital, has ordered 20 metro trains from Siemens Mobility.

The trains, worth approximately €110m (£87m), will be built at Siemens Mobility’s plant in Vienna. Deliveries are expected to be complete by 2010.

The order, signed yesterday in Berlin, exercises an option under the terms of a 2003 contract that Oslo Sporveier had originally placed with Siemens for 33 three-car metro trains. In that contract, Oslo Vognselskap took the option of ordering up to 85 additional metro trains. One option was taken up for a second batch of 30 metro trains in September 2005.

Features of the vehicles delivered to Oslo include substantially reduced energy consumption compared to Oslo’s old metro trains and a very high recycling rate of almost 95 per cent.