The new Honolulu metro represents a rolling stock and signalling systems project awarded to the Hitachi Rail group as a contract with HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) valued at over $1.3bn.
The vehicles designed by Hitachi Rail have been created to fulfil the requirements of both residents and tourists of the Hawaiian island. They have a capacity of over 600 passengers including 120 seats and 68 flip up seating options to give full flexibility.
Cityringen is the new M3 line in Copenhagen that serves 17 new stations, running in a circle for 15.5 km, connecting the areas of Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Østerbro with Frederiksberg and the historical city centre.
The system, which has a total journey length of less than 30 minutes, allows passengers to interchange with the existing M1-M2 lines at four stations. The 39 driverless metro trains, signalling and turnkey systems for the M3 line are all manufactured by Hitachi Rail in Italy.
The new metro, commissioned by Metroselskabet, the public entity responsible for the metro network, services 85% of the population.
The trains have state-of-the-art technology offering safety and reliability, and the seating arrangement has been designed to increase transport capacity, in line with the needs of the service.
34 Hitachi Rail driverless metros have been in service on the M1/M2 lines since 2002.
The contract with Metroselskabet, a partnership of the municipality of Copenhagen, the Danish Government and the city of Frederiksberg, for the supply of eight driverless trains for the M1/M2 lines of the Copenhagen Metro, was signed on 7th March 2018.
Hitachi Rail already has a strong presence in the Danish capital. Since 2002, 34 Italian-made metro trains manufactured in Naples, Pistoia and Reggio Calabria have been in revenue service on the M1/M2 lines; an additional 39 trains have been manufactured for the Cityringen line.
All vehicles are driverless metros. The eight new metro trains will be delivered by 2020 and will have similar features to the Cityringen vehicles with some necessary adaptations to run on the M1/M2 lines.
The trains will have the state-of-the-art technology already developed for the Cityringen vehicles, including an interior layout designed to increase transport capacity, in line with the needs of the service.
This Metro train is made of aluminium with a capacity of 166 seated and 1,105 standing passengers.
With a total of of 42 vehicles in service on Line 2 and Section 4 Faucett – Gambetta, which comprise of 35 stations and 35 km of tunnels.
These Hitachi Rail metro trains have been designed with open gangways to allow free movement of passengers along the entire length of the train.
Applying industry-leading excellence in design, the train has large windows throughout which, combined with ergonomically arranged seating, creates a bright and engaging passenger environment.
Each car has air conditioning, new passenger information systems and new generation video surveillance cameras.
To deliver the project, Hitachi Rail is a partner of the consortium concessionary Metro de Lima Linea 2, together with Salini-Impregilo, Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructura SA, Vialia Sociedad Gestora de Concesiones de Infrastrutructura SL and Cosapi SA.
The driverless and articulated metro trains can carry up to 600 passengers and have a top speed of 80 km/h, operating in both directions.
In 2015 a contract for the supply of 47 driverless trains was signed with ATM. The contract follows the signature of the agreement and the financing arrangements for Line M4 of the Milan underground.
The new underground line will link Milan's Linate Airport to San Cristoforo railway station, crossing the city centre from East to West with 15 stops over 14.5 km.
All the carriages will be produced in the plants of Pistoia and Reggio Calabria, while the drive systems, Train Control and Management Systems (TCMS) and undercarriages will be made in Naples.
The contract with ATM for the delivery of new driverless metros for Line M5 of Milan was signed in 2006.
The contract included the delivery of 21 four-car articulated driverless trains and the first one was delivered in November 2010.
A new contract for a 7km extension of the line has been awarded in 2011.
The trains are approx. 50 metres long, and have a seating capacity of 96 passengers and a maximum capacity of 438 passengers.
The contract for the delivery of new driverless trains for internal transport within Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University campus in Riyadh was awarded in 2009.
The contract included the supply of 22 trains, each one composed of two cars and 29 metres long. The line was inaugurated in 2011.
These driverless trains are designed to be comfortable and to offer a pleasant experience for passengers.
They provide students with access to all the main faculty buildings and accommodations. Travelling on these metros is free, although a ticketing system is in use to monitor ridership.
The line has set the record of being “the world's first metro system entirely within a university campus”.
The new driverless metro for DORTS (Department of Rapid Transit Systems) are an expression of the local Government of the Municipality of Taipei.
This represents the first turnkey system project (incorporating both the trains and all sub-systems necessary to operate the metro line) delivered by Hitachi Rail in the Far East.
The driverless system developed by Hitachi Rail for the new 15.4km line, uses Communication Based Train Control to the highest grade of automation (CBTC GoA 4) to optimise system safety, reliability and efficiency.
Hitachi Rail has also supplied the 17 newly-developed trains for the Taipei Circular line. Designed to achieve elevated levels of performance in terms of operation costs, passenger comfort, capacity, service availability and reliability, the 17 medium-capacity trains can carry up to 650 passengers and travel at up to 80km/h.
The contract with Metropolitana di Roma for the supply of driverless metros for Metro Rome Line C was awarded on February 2006 and delivery of 30 six-car driverless trains followed soon after.
Line C is the first metro in Rome with a "Driverless" Integral Automation System, which allows the operator to manage the line automatically, ensuring maximum efficiency and safety.
Each train is composed of six intercommunicating cars with 194 seats and dedicated spaces for people with reduced mobility and bicycles. Each car has two surveillance cameras and two-way intercom systems connected to the operation centre. The average service speed is 35 km/h, with a maximum speed of 90 km/h.
The contract with Attiko Metro for the design and delivery of driverless metros was signed in April 2006.
The contract outlined the delivery of 18 driverless metros to be put into service on the base line, with an option of 15 additional driverless metros to be put into service on the Kalamaria extension line.
The trains consist of four cars able to transport a total of 450 passengers. Their maximum speed is 80 km/h and they are equipped with air conditioning.