HKL Class M200

The HKL Class M200 is a class of metro trains in use on the Helsinki Metro, based on the DBAG Class 481 trains used on the Berlin S-Bahn. One train consists of two individually numbered cars. A total of 12 pairs (24 cars) were manufactured by Bombardier-DWA in Germany (with the electrical power drive systems manufactured by Alstom in France) during 2000–2001.[2][3]

HKL class M200
A M200 train at Kulosaari metro station, March 2009
A M200 train at Kulosaari metro station, March 2009
Interior of a M200 carriage
Interior of a M200 carriage
ManufacturerBombardier-DWA, Alstom
AssemblyGermany
Constructed2000–2001
Entered service2000
RefurbishedVR Kunnossapito Oy (2017–2021)
Number built24 cars (12 pairs)
PredecessorM100
SuccessorM300
Formation4 cars (2 pairs) per trainset (until 2017 also 6 or 8 cars per trainset during rush hour)
Fleet numbers200-224
Capacity124 seats (per car)
Operator(s)Helsinki City Transport (HKL)
Depot(s)Roihupelto Depot[1]
Line(s) servedHelsinki Metro: M1, M2

In 2017, the City Council of Helsinki decided to refurbish class M100 and class M200 trains in order to extend their lifetime for another 10 years. The renovation started in late 2019 and will be completed by government-owned VR Kunnossapito Oy.[4][5]

Up to six pairs can be combined into a 12-car train formation, however due to the relatively short length of the platforms (especially on the new Länsimetro extension), at most only two pairs (giving a 4-car formation per train; and prior to the Länsimetro opening in 2017 three pairs resulting in 6-car formations could also be seen during rush hour) can be combined for passenger service. Longer combinations are used in maintenance operations. Any Helsinki metro train types can be combined mechanically, such as for towing.

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  1. ^ "Track and depot". Helsingin kaupunki. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  2. ^ "Metro Helsinki: Metrojuna / Metro emu Sarja/series M200". Finnish Railway Society (www.raitio.org). Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  3. ^ "M200". City of Helsinki. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  4. ^ "M200-sarjan metrojunien peruskorjauksen hankesuunnitelma". dev.hel.fi (in Finnish). 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  5. ^ "M100- ja M200-metrojunien peruskorjauksen tilaaminen". dev.hel.fi (in Finnish). 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2020-01-05.

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