Atkins wins design contracts for Oslo Metro

13 February 2012  •  Source: Atkins

Atkins has won design contracts to increase safety, functionality and comfort for travellers on the Oslo Metro, Norway’s rapid transit system. The work includes a section upgrade on the Lambertseterbanen – one of the eastern lines, the modernisation of Brattelikollen and Karlsrud stations and the redesign of two depots and workshops for the tram and metro in Oslo.

Håkon Dragsund, Atkins’ director in Norway, said: “We are heavily involved in a number of major tramway projects across Norway and this latest work complements other upgrade and expansion projects we are working on, including the Stavanger and Bergen light rail systems. Our consultancy offering in this sector has been growing over the past few years and this is evidence that our move to boost our expertise and capabilities is paying dividends by giving us the opportunity to work on the country’s most complex engineering challenges.”

The Oslo Metro consists of six lines that run through the city centre, with a total length of 84.2 kilometres. It accommodates 268,000 passengers a day and incorporates 105 stations.

Atkins is working on several major rail schemes in Scandinavia including the first roll-out of a country-wide ERTMS system in Denmark, planning for a Norwegian high speed rail system and the design of the Vestfold line in Norway. Atkins also recently won one of the main design contracts for the new Follo line which services Oslo Central Station.

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