Tender for the supply of autonomous electric trains
Denmark has announced the world’s largest tender for the supply of autonomous electric trains
National carrier DSB is seeking a supplier for 226 highly automated GoA4 trains for the Copenhagen S-tog urban rail system, according to the railway magazine Railway Supply, citing Rollingstock.
The total value of the tender, including 30 years of maintenance, amounts to €3.5 billion. The tender also includes an option for 100 additional trains and the possibility of extending the maintenance period to 44 years.
It is anticipated that the trains will operate at speeds ranging from 120 to 160 km/h.
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DSB received government approval to proceed with the procurement in early May. The carrier is expected to announce the winner in spring 2025, and the testing of the first trains will commence in 2028.
The introduction of the new train fleet into operation is planned for the period from 2029 to 2037.
It is worth noting that in September 2022, the entire S-tog network completed the installation of a radio-based train control system (CBTC), which is a necessary prerequisite for implementing autonomous operations. Siemens Mobility is the supplier of this system.
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