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Hitachi Rail to deploy on board ERTMS technology in Finland
- Latest contract cement Hitachi’s leading ERTMS market position in the Nordics
ERTMS for fleet of 60 diesel locos for Finnish Railways underlines strong collaboration between manufacturer of train and ERTMS provider
Hitachi Rail’s leading role in the supply of on-board ERTMS systems to train operators in the Nordics has been further strengthened, with the award of its latest contract to install VR Finland’s newly-ordered fleet of diesel locos with the technology.
Hitachi will install its ERTMS technology to 60 locos, with options for further deliveries up to 2030, which are being delivered to the Finnish operator by Stadler Rail Valencia.
The on-board system provided under the contract includes both ERTMS Baseline 3.6 and the Finnish STM (STM-JKV). Hitachi Rail’s solution to be deployed aboard the new fleet will contribute to increasing the interoperability and availability of the trains, ensuring high quality services for operator and end-users.
Eric Morand, Hitachi Rail’s VP for the Nordics Region, commented:
“Over the last few years, we have experienced an unprecedented increase in the Nordic ERTMS on-board market, both for the upgrade of existing fleets and equipping brand new trains. This latest order confirms not only Hitachi’s leading position in the ERTMS on-board Nordic market, providing the highest standards of quality, safety and reliability, but also underlines our long-standing relationship with Stadler following the recent entry into passenger service of their KISS/DOSTO trains, utilising our ERTMS technology, on the Mälab regional network”.
About Hitachi Rail: Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey solutions. With a presence in 38 countries across six continents and over 12,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are proud of our global achievements, from our world famous ‘bullet trains’, to our signalling solutions and turnkey projects, state-of-the-art traffic management and digital solutions. Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology and research-and-development capabilities, we strive for industry leading innovations and solutions that can deliver value for customers and sustainable railway systems that benefit wider society. For information about Hitachi Rail, visit www.hitachirail.com.