edilon)(sedra successfully installed 208 meters of ERS-track on the new Pasila bridge in the city of Helsinki. The track installation in the Finnish capital took place in mid-July 2015 and is the first project for HKL (Helsinki City Transport) in which ERS (Embedded Rail System) is applied.
The ERS installation was done as a turnkey-job by edilon)(sedra Contracting, in good and close cooperation with HKL. The bridge is planned to be finished in September 2015.
The new bridge is built right next to the existing Pasila bridge. The two bridges will be connected, creating a new double tram track in the middle and so providing more space for the (separated) road traffic.
Important factors, why HKL have chosen for ERS, were the maximum stray current protection and the low building height. But the fact that ERS is virtually a maintenance free system, and thus providing maximum availability of the track and saving in the long term future financial outlay, which was also a key element in their decision.
HKL has planned the renewal of the old part of the bridge in 2016. And also for the new track on this part of the bridge ERS is their preferred solution.