Overhaul of metro trains improves travel comfort - VR FleetCare carries out the modernisation
23. November 2020 Articles
Modernisation will improve the comfort of travel. The interiors of the passenger compartments will be renewed and the trains will be fitted with LED lighting. Trains in the M100 series will also provide more open space suitable for the transportation of bicycles, among other things. The passenger information system will be updated, the train car body will be surface-treated and the driver’s compartments of the M100 trains will be fully renewed, including the driver’s console. Driving ergonomics will be improved to meet the train drivers’ wishes and needs
Keijo Lahti, Project Manager for Helsinki City Transport
During the project, a total of 39 M100 series metro trains, made by Valmet/Strömberg in 1979–1984, and 12 M200 series metro trains, made by Bombardier in 2000–2001, will be overhauled.
The overhaul and modernisation will be carried out by VR FleetCare, a railroad vehicle maintenance company. The coaches will be surface-treated at VR FleetCare’s engineering workshop in Pieksämäki, and the rest of the work will be carried out at the Ilmala depot in Helsinki.
Peter Guldbrand, Vice President, Sales at VR FleetCare
First in line to be renovated are the M100 series trains, which will be followed by the M200 series trains. The last modernised train will be handed over to Helsinki City Transport in 2023.
VR FleetCare, Vice President, Sales Peter Guldbrand, tel. +358 40 837 3886
58 40 837 3886