CAF picked for €140m Helsinki metro train contract

CAF has been chosen to supply 20 four-car trains for Helsinki’s metro system.

Helsinki’s metro operator HKL is aiming to sign the contract, which is expected to be worth more than 140 million euros, by the end of the year.

The new trains will be 90m long, with a capacity of 576, and will ressemble the M200 series.

The trains will at first be equipped with a temporary cabin, necessary in the transitional stage towards the automation of the metro traffic control system. Once the automation is completed, the temporary cabin will be dismantled and the space converted for passenger use.

CAF was named as the preferred bidder at an executive board meeting on October 16.

The first new train will be delivered for testing by the end of 2014, with all 20 trains entering service between 2015-2016.

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