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Procurement of the Tampere tram infrastructure and rolling stock

Purchaser's technical advisor in planning the organising and procuring structure, in procurement of the alliance for building the infrastructure and in procurement of the trams. The value of the whole project is app. 390 million €, including 285 million € target cost of the infra alliance and 105 million € of the trams and their maintenance contract for 10 years.

Benefit from the work of Alkutieto skills in Life Cycle Approach is app. 140 million € for the City of Tampere in the procurement of the trams compared to the traditional, tram unit price based procurement practice.

The building of the trackwork started from the beginning of 2017. The procurement of the trams was solved in autumn 2016. But as a consequence of a claim, the contract was signed only a year later in 16.10.2017. The contract includes delivery of 19 trams for 40 years life time and 10 years maintenance contract. The contract includes also options for 46 trams and maintenance up to 40 years period.

The work of Alkutieto for this procurement project started 2014 by studying the suitable organizing and procuring form. After this phase the work continued with compiling the tendering documents for technical, operational and economical features and requirements. The documents were delivered also in English version by Alkutieto Oy.

Alkutieto carried large responsibility in the tram procurement in the negotiating phase and in evaluating the tenders. During the clame phase the work of Alkutieto continued by compiling the technical and commercial aspects for the documents recuired.

Alkuteito Oy worked together with Vison Alliance Partners Oy, Hannes Snellman Asianajotoimisto Oy, Inspira Oy and Sweco PM Oy.

Tampereen raitiotie Itsenäisyydenkatu

 

Master plan phase of the trams for Tampere and Turku

Purchasers technical advisor in planning of tram and procurement of the consult studies during 2010–2014. The work of Alkutieto included the technical specification of the tram system, compiling the tendering documents, procurement of the consult work and the auditing of the work. Alkutieto also participated the finalizing of the master plan. The work started as a work for City of Tampere. The City of Turku participated the master plan phase.

The city council of Tampere made a decision to forward to detailed project planning and procurement of both the infrastructure and rolling stock at 16.6.2014. City of Turku postponed the decison making which is expected to happen in October 2018.

As consults in master plan worked Ramboll Finland Oy and WSP Finland Oy.

Saavutettavuuskartta

 

New generation tram procurement in Helsinki

A long term consultancy project for the Helsinki City Transport. The work started 2008 with concept planning of the new trams, then forwarding to tendering documents, evaluating the tenders, preparing the contract, support for the procurement decision and manufacturing of the prototype trams.

The main goal of the project was to develop a low floor tram without the drawbacks experienced with multi articulated trams in Helsinki. Alkutieto participated this concept planning phase that was done in Helsinki City Transport before the actual procurement process.

The procurement decision for 40 trams was done in 2011. After that 20 base trams and 29 long trams have been purchased as options of the initial contract.

The delivery of two prototype trams was in 2013. Series production started in 2015 and the deliveries ares still going on.

The work was done to the tram unit of Helsinki City Transport. Responsible for the work in HCT was Head of Rolling Stock Ollipekka Heikkilä.

Artic Hakaniemi

 

Helsinki–Tallinn railway tunnel

Alkutieto participated in autumn 2017 to the FinEst Link technology challenge competition about a railway tunnel between Helsnki and Tallinn. The base for the competition was an offical preliminary plan for a tunnel connection between the airports Helsinki-Vantaa and Tallinn Ülemiste. In the competition there were 7 participants that were presented in the FinEst Link semninar held at 7.2.2018 in Tallinn. No scores neither prices were given in the competition.

The idea of the Alkutieto work was the busines model of the tunnel organization. Remarkable finding was that the tunnel can be built so that dayli commuting between the cities is possible. Both the volume and the market price for the daily commuting form remarkable share of the operation and income of the tunnel organization. Therefore the starting point for the planning and construction of the tunnel must be first and foremost the ability to serve daily work commuting.

The preliminary business plan and the minimum viable investment for the tunnel was presented in the work. The tunnel project may be extended after the first phase and the service structure can be adjusted according to the realised demand.

Basic concept is built up from the following items:

For the first phase of the tunnel following numbers of trains and loads were calculated.

Train type
Trains/day
Trains/year
Load/year
Note
Commuter trains
100
32.000
13,1 M trips
Based on current commuting statistics in Helsinki  area
Road vehicle trains
17
6.200
121.000 vehicles
Vans & trucks on tain
Regio trains
9
3.300
3,9 ton-km
App. 5 coach trains
Freight trains
3
1.100
3,1 M ton
 
Sleeping train
1
365
0,8 ton-km
To Warzaw / Berlin

The operational result of the tunnel is 210 million € per year. The base for the economy is existing and commercially ready railway rolling stock. The shares of the expenses and incomes is displayed below.

Operation and maintenance

Expenses
Income
Commuter trains
58 %
79 % (ticket sales)
Road vehicle trains
11 %
14 % (road vehicle fees)
Tunnel
31 %
7 % (capacity sales)

The proposal for the tunnel by Alkutieto differs from the official plan dated 7.2.2018 in the following issues:

The differences of the Alkutieto concept compared to official plans decrease the cost of the first phase for the following reasons:

The competition work of Alkutieto was done by Antero Alku and Esa Nurkka.

Links to report and presentation.

 

Mennäänkö metrolla? – Let's take the metro?

Sorry, this book is only available in Finnish. But the book still has plenty of photos from around the world.

This book was written in mind that in Finland there is only one region, the Capital Region of Helsinki, that has urban rail transport. Only one example cannot build a realistic understanding of what is modern urban rail transport. There must be available information in local language and written for public.

The book also guides the reader to understand the connection and interaction of the urban structure and transport system. Mainly the book focuses to Europe as a common society and culture structure with Finland.

The 140 pages full colour book is printed in 2007 and copies are still available from Alkutieto Oy. Click the cover image to see the book's own page.

 

City plan for Santahamina Radioniemi in Helsinki

This plan was made in 2005 as an exercise of city planning studies at the Helsinki University of Technolgy, currently part of Aalto University. It is a suburb of 1500 inhabitans including the required services. A tram line passes through the area. The center of the area is pedestrian area with the tram stop. Streets are shared space with limited car traffic. The Radioniemi peninsula is located in isle of Santahamina south from isle of Laajasalo in Helsinki. The tram line of Radioniemi is an extension plan for the coming tram connection to Laajasalo.


Original page 18.10.2017. Updates 15.4.2018.