Automated Metros Observatory
May 30 2014

Copenhagen Automated Metro Extensions

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An automated train in the Danish capital

On 15 May the Danish Government reached an agreement with the Copenhagen City Council to construct two extensions of the city’s automated metro network. The extensions will reach Sydhavn and Nordhavn and will form branches of the city circle line (Cityringen), which is currently under construction.

The Cityringen will actually consist of two new lines, M3 and M4, and is due to open in 2018. The two extensions will be part of the M4 Line.

The extensions are to provide the Sydhavn and Nordhavn with a better transport connection with the city centre while relieving congestion of the metro.

The extension to Sydhavn is to have five stations, four of which underground, with a short section of surface line approaching the terminus Ny Ellebjerg, which is to provide a connection with the S-Bane suburban network. Through this extension, Copenhagen´s daily metro ridership is expected to increase by 43,000 passengers in 2023.

The second extension is to run on viaduct, running north to Nordhavn from the Cityring near Østerport.

Both extensions are planned to be fully operational in 2023.

Source: The Metro Company, Copenhagen

May 22 2014

Finmeccanica wins Lima UTO contract

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AnsaldoBreda has supplied trains for several UTO lines including Brescia’s

ProInversion, the Peruvian state-owned company acting on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication, awarded the consortium ‘Nuevo Metro de Lima’ a 35-year concession contract for the construction, operation and maintenance of Line 2 and a branch of Line 4 of the Lima metro.

As part of the winning consortium, Finmeccanica-owned companies Ansaldo STS and AnsaldoBreda ontained a 35-year licensing contract for USD 1.2 billion for the unmanned lines.

The licensing contract sets out a 5-year term for the design, construction and financing of the project and a subsequent 30-year operating and maintenance phase.

The project for the Lima Metro Lines 2 and 4 comprises 35 stations, 35 km of tunnels, 2 depots and 42 trains.

The part of the contract awarded to Ansaldo STS amounts to approximately USD 700 million (510 million euros) and the part concerning AnsaldoBreda totals approximately USD 500 million (364 million euros).

Electromechanical operating systems

Ansaldo STS will be in charge of designing the project and supplying, installing, commissioning and integrating the different electromechanical operating systems (for signalling, power supply, telecommunications, platform screen doors, equipment depots, control centres, automatic ticketing and the SCADA system).

Ansaldo STS will also participate in the two metro lines’ 30-year operating and maintenance phase. The solution developed by Ansaldo STS for Lima includes the use of CBTC signalling technology.

Rolling stock

AnsaldoBreda will be in charge of supplying 42 108-metre long metro trains.

The project will include components and systems using technology tested on AnsaldoBreda trains already operating on several automated metro lines (including Copenhagen, Milan, Brescia, Rome and Riyadh).

The consortium

The “Nuevo Metro de Lima” consortium, which was awarded the Lima licensing contact, comprises, in addition to the Finmeccanica-owned companies, Iridium Concesiones de Infrastructura SA, Vialia Sociedad Gestora de Concesiones de Infrastrutructura SL, Salini-Impregilo SpA and Cosapi SA.


Finmeccanica press release
Ansaldo STS press release



May 14 2014

Thales wins telecommunications contract for São Paulo monorail line

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São Paulo (source: Thales press office)

Thales, in collaboration with local partner T’Trans, will provide Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo with telecommunications systems for Line 17 of the São Paulo monorail.

Line 17 is a 17.7 kilometre-long monorail line, which will connect Congonhas International Airport to the metro  network. The line is to serve 252,000 passengers a day with trains that will have headways of 200 seconds. It will pass through the southern and south-western parts of the city, beginning at Jabaquara terminus station (on Line 1 of the metro) and terminating at Morumbi station (on Line 4). Read more →

May 05 2014

Contracts awarded for Singapore new automated lines

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Artist’s impression of Maxwell Station (source: LTA)

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has awarded civil and electrical and mechanical contracts for the automated Thomson and Eastern Region Lines with a total value of nearly 1.15 billion Singapore dollars.

The contracts include the communications system, signalling system and platform screen doors for the two lines, as well as the construction of Mt Pleasant, Stevens and Maxwell stations. Read more →