Rautatieto Oy

We are a leading provider in services related to the management of railway traffic systems. Our expertise covers virtually all existing Finnish railway systems and installations. We are capable of providing all services related to railway ​control and signalling systems​, such as ​​design, construction, supervision and commissioning.

Rautatieto Oy aims to be the industries top contender. The guarantee and cornerstone of high-quality service, is employee competence, attitude and genuine commitment. If a problem arises within a task, it will be dealt with immediately and definitively. Obstacles and hindrances in the workplace are eliminated by constantly improving. Our employees have the responsibility, in addition to the power and resources to correct any problem in relation to the task. a Project will be done once competently.


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Signalling systems and electrical installation

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Signalling systems and electrical maintenance

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IR161489 HELRA JKV – Ebiloop changes

Location: Riihimäki – Lahti, Luumäki

Client: Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Description: The project replaced the current JKV system, and implemented Ebiloop KC and LC components with a similar JKV system that make use of ADTRANZ encoders.
The project consisted of:
– Design modifications to the JKV system
– The acquisition all material needed for the project (the customer supplied balises and encoders).
– Drafted drawings of any work-related designs that were subject to change.
– Drafting changes, incl. encoder connections and power supply designs.
– Participation in deployment, testings and possible off-site testing (SAT).
– Modifications to signaling system cabinets.
– Installation of control lines for signal light transformers and encoders in the cabinets.
– Updating the changes on required diagrams.

Duration: 8 months.

Date of completion: 12/2016

IR171126 Improving the consistency of the track section.

Location: Seinäjoki – Kokkola, Ylivieska – Oulu

Client: Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Description: DrS Rele Signaling system design and installation for each signaling station. REST and VLUK function for each location (Lpa) – (Kok) and (Yv) – (Ol) except Kilpua signaling station. In total 23 signalling stations.
– Design and alteration work required for all of the work mentioned above, material procurement, inspection (SIT) and phased delivery.
– Updating all signaling system documentation to reflect the current installation and insuring that all documentation is up to date.
– Generation of all final diagrams and plans.
– Development of a safety justification (Specific Application Safety Case) applying the requirements of EN 50129.
– Submission of the safety case documents and safety assessment reports, for approval by an assessment body.
– Modifications to the stand alone control board.

Railway traffic is controlled by a control center between stations, the project set out to improve the consistency and punctuality of railway traffic. In addition to reducing the delays caused by construction work on the tracks and improving safety, with the REST/VLUK system.

Duration: 12 months.

Date of completion: 05/2017

KR189109 Level crossing Design Joensuu

Location: Joensuu

Client: Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Description: Design for the renewed construction of the Mätäsvaara and Salonkylä railway level crossing warning system, including a description of operation and working methods, a list of construction elements, a floor plan, a site plan and a cabling plan.

Duration: 4 months.

Date of completion: 05/2019

KR182579 Pännäinen triangular rail Signaling system contract.

Location: Pännäinen

Client: Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Description: The main purpose of the project has been to improve the cost-efficiency and traffic performance of rail transport, to ensure the operability of the railway section, improve train safety and promote the use of the railway and the rail network.

Rautatieto Oy completed the work according to the contract, which included; alteration and design of signaling system, extension of the Siemens Drs interlocking signaling system, including the design and contracting.-The design and implementation also included signal lights, railway switchins, JKV, implementation of a level crossing system, signaling cabinets, the implementation of REST and VLUK functions for the new elements, as well as a large-scale design and modifications of the stand-alone control panel.

In addition, Rauatatieto Oy carried out the installation of base and small cabling for new outdoor equipment and elements.

Signaling system documentation and diagrams have been updated in accordance with the new design, in addition to reviewing and updating all other necessary documentation..

The contractor was established with an approved safety justification (Specific Application Safety Case) for the interlocking signaling system in accordance with EN 50129 standard.

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Duration: 4 months.

Date of completion: 02/2019

KR180716 Oulu-Kontiomäki Intermediate safety station, signalling systems

KR180716 Oulu-Kontiomäki Intermediate safety station for signaling systems, were completely designed and constructed in Hyrkka, Niska, Liminpuro and Melalahti.:

Client: Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

– Signaling system logic design and implementation.
– Construction of equipment housing.
– Installation of base cabling.
– Participating in the final inspection and safe transfer of railway traffic.
– The design and implementation of power line contact wire feed, including uninterruptible power supply.
– Design and implementation of track markings.
The design and construction was carried out in such a way that the signaling system complied with the Finnish Signaling cabin requirements and the Railway Technical Guidelines.

The intermediate safety station made use of a Selbstblock VR system and was adapted to station signaling system with the use K50 freewheel relays.
The signaling lights made use of a pre-signaling circuit with a WAIT STOP / WAIT GO Signal. Track vacancy control was performed using the Az-S-350 U Axle Counting System.

The purpose of the project is to improve the capacity of railway traffic and to ensure the transit of iron pellets between the port Kokkola and Raahe steel industry more consistently, in particular from the direction of Vartius ,Russia.

The project included several new innovations and solutions developed by Rautatieto Oy.

Project contract amount; 1,1 M€

Date of completion: 08/2019

KR184855 Vainikkala, track extension

Location: Vainikkala

Description: Rautatieto Oy provided the outdoor safety and signaling system installation work in addition to the high-voltage work related to the construction of the track extension.

Work that was done on site included base cabling and smaller baeling for signaling systems, dismantling obsolete safety and signaling system equipment and reading the new safety system installations for the introduction process, including: testing all the installation work done as well as; dismantling, re-installation and measurement of the railway switch heating system.

The busiest eastern, intercity border station was provided with additional rail capacity, especially for freight needs on a schedule.

Duration: 5 months.

Date of completion: 10/2019

KR189109 Level crossing Design Pori

Location: Pori

Client: Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Description: Design for the renewed construction of the Mätäsvaara and Salonkylä railway level crossing warning system, including a description of operation and working methods, a list of construction elements, a floor plan, a site plan and a cabling plan.

Duration: 4 months.

Date of completion: 10/2019

KR152098 Nurmes, Signalling systems and High-voltage work

Location: Nurmes

Client: Destia Rail / Finnish Transport Agency

Description: The project included the installation of the track circuits for a renovated track sections and railroad switches. Railroad switch installations , automatic train protection (ATP) installations and heating element installations for switches. The planning phase for the signalling system and high-voltage work included measurements and final documentation.

Duration: 3 months.

Date of completion: 11/2015

On call duty, maintenance, zone 6

Location: Finnish Transport Agency KPa 6 in its entirety.

Client: VR Track / Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Signalling systems on call duty and fault repair.

Duration: 2 months.

Date of completion: 8/2014

Maintenance, zone 8

Location:: Yläsavo

Client: Destia Rail / Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Interlocking, level crossing system and automatic block signalling system maintenance.

Duration: 2 months.

Date of completion: 11/2013

On call duty, maintenance, zone 9

Location:: Oulu – Kokkola väli

Client: VR Track / Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Oulu – Kokkola region signalling systems on call duty and fault repair.

Duration: 1 months.

Date of completion: 7/2014

Maintenance, zone 11

Location: Pikkarala, Muhos, Utajärvi, Vaala, Kivesjärvi, Paltamo

Client: VR Track / Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Signalling systems and level crossing systems’ periodic maintenance.

The work consisted of inspecting and maintaining e.g. signaling lights, track equipment cabinets, track circuits, key boxes and axle counting sections.

Duration: 3 months.

Date of completion: 12/2014

Maintenance, zone 1

Location:: Ri – Jp

Client: VR Track

Description: Signalling systems outdoor inspection and repair.Within the inspection phase some problems were brought to light and repaired. During the maintenance phase Rautatieto Oy drilled over 60 holes in the conductor rails for the installation of a track circuits, as well as installed over 60 meters of 50mm2 and 50 meters of 25mm2 copper wire and pin-brazed more than 470 rail connection links (rail bonds) on the rail with a pin-brazing unit. In addition, numerous new rail wells were installed.

Duration: 3 months.

Date of completion: 12/2014

Railroad Switch maintenance

Location:: Finnish Transport Agency region KPa 7.

Client: VR Track / Private owner

Description: Railroad switch maintenance and supervision of a private railway track by a qualified specialist.

Duration: 4 months.

Date of completion: 09/2015

Maintenance, zone 7

Location: Finnish Transport Agency KPa 7 redone in its entirety.

Client: VR Track / Finnish Transport Agency

Description : Maintenance of the entire location’s signaling systems, in conjunction with the client’s signaling system technicians.

Duration: 15 months.

Date of completion: 06/2016

IR141013 Signalling system installation, Kangas’ point of operation

Location: Kangas (Ylivieska)

Client: Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Modifications and wiring diagrams for a Siemens DrS type interlocking system. Wiring and step by step labor inspections before a gradual transfer of traffic. Signalling system safely modified. Procurement of materials and parts for changes to the interlocking system. Installation of signalling system housing foundations and replacement of all outdoor housings. Signalling system pad foundations. Balise and automatic train control (ATC) coding.
Framework cable connections. Procurement, installations and connections for all localized cabling.
Modification to the interlocking system as well as a step by step labor inspection, before the main (private) labor inspections and traffic transfer. Updating and transfer of all current signalling system documentation to CAD format.
Planning and construction of track markings in accordance with RATO17, between kilometer intervals 640+040 ….645+100. Establishing a safety interlocking system by applying the requirements of the EN 50129 standard. The contractor submitted the safety-case’s final documentation on the project, along with a safety assessment report approved by the assessment body.
Changing of the interlocking system’s heating control gear in conjunction with the Transport Agency’s release of the B17 standards. Limiting traffic remote control system I/O interface.
Minor alterations to the remote control system design and I/O rack materials.

The project implemented ST-standards in the design. Of the total workload, the panning process consisted of 23% of the total project.

Duration: 13 months.

Date of completion: 06/2015

IR121203 Oulainen Railway signalling systems installation

Location: Oulainen

Client: Lemminkäinen Infra Oy / Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Installation of the railway signalling system’s base cabling and their measurements. Old cables were excavated, moved and protected, underground cables located and marked on the surface and track circuit follow-up measurements. Planning and implementation of the removal of signalling systems and temporary track circuits. Locating and repairing damage cables, relocation and installation of passenger information displays, installation of railway signal housings and mountings, procurement of materials and updating wiring diagrams. Track 1, included the introduction of temporary track circuits, switches, the planning and implementation of traffic signals and key boxes and repairs done to the signalling systems.

Duration: 11 months.

Date of completion: 03/2015

Tendering for system operating center staff

Location:: Helsinki

Client: Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Drafting the tender documentation and tendering for the systems operation center. In addition, Rautatieto Oy evaluated and scored on submitted tenders. The project applied the Finnish Transport Agency’s electric railway guidelines B22, as well as manual preparation and content of the contractor’s safety plan.

Duration: 11 months.

Date of completion: 11/2013

Patokangas construction management and safety supervision

Location:: Kemijärvi

Client: Proxion/Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Kemijärvi – Isokylä – Patokangas’ raw wood terminal construction specification, tendering, project management and the installation supervision of the electric systems. The project includes a catenary remote control systems, signalling systems and telecommunication systems.

Duration: 28 months.

Date of completion: 2/2016

Professional services for Technical control centre

Location: Helsinki

Client: Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Rautatieto Oy prepared tender documentation for a staffing tender of a technical control room for the period of 2015-2019. Through competitive negotiations Rautatieto Ou obtained the contract for the technical control room. In addition to drafting the procurement documents, Rautatieto Oy participated in the evaluation and scoring of the bidders, alongside the expertise of the Finnish transport agency.
The control room will monitor stations, tunnels and signalling systems. In addition to monitoring staff assignments that include railway rolling stock and special surveillance. Observable devices include hot-box detection equipment, wheel force detection, RFID-devices, as well as automatic pantograph monitoring (APMS).

Duration: 8 months.

Date of completion: 8/2014

VALTSU platform technical specifications

Location:: Helsinki

Client: Proxion/Liikennevirasto

Description: The VALTSU system is Rautatieto’s, Proxion’s and the Finnish Transport Agency’s networking platform that can be used to manage rail networks, rolling stock control systems and alarms from a single location.
Rautatieto led the technical aspect of the VALTSU information platform, regarding specifications and implementation of the related demo platform at the beginning of the project, creating a user interface and the base for the control of data processing.

Duration: 8mo.

Date of completion: 8/2012

RFID-based system technical specifications

Location:: Helsinki

Client: Proxion Power/Finnish Transport Agency

Description: Rolling Stock Monitoring System integration platform specification, design and project management. Tender procurement documents drawn up in English. The technical requirements for the RFID-based system included, among other things, the design of the reader network. In this project Rautatieto also provided quality assessment and comparisons for the participants’ tenders. The project also included a pilot phase of testing to assess the quality and risk as part of the offered system.

Duration: 14mo.

Date of completion: 8/2012