TAKO - Modernisation of Western Finland's remote control, 2014 - 2018

Unified traffic control for existing and new control areas

Mipro provides a unified traffic control environment with advanced automatic functions to modernise Western Finland’s remote control. The project (TAKO) covers the existing and new track sections in the area covering about a quarter of the Finnish railway network - that is about 1400 track kilometres (875 miles). The operating area under the new system includes over 10 000 elements to be controlled and monitored; for example 1900 signals and 1250 points.

Mipro’s MiSO CTC system provided with a modular system structure enables flexible project implementation in phases scheduled for the years 2014 to 2018. The system allows modifications, technology upgrades and adaptation of components and software scope to respective needs and environments. In addition to the advanced automatic functions MiSO CTC includes versatile simulation tools for training purposes and for simulating traffic situations in the entire control area.

MiSO CTC integrates seamlessly to the various interlocking systems, of which there are a large number in the control area, originating from six different suppliers. The system connects through numerous interfaces with the Finnish Transport Agency’s various traffic management systems as well; for example, Mipro implements an extensive integration to the national traffic management system LIIKE covering the entire country.The system will be located in the traffic control centre to be built in Tampere Viinikka.

delivery status

The first track sections on the TAKO operating area were commissioned between Rauma–Tampere, Pori–Tampere and Turku–Toijala in the autumn 2015.

At the beginning of 2016, the first three lines are already under the control of the new TAKO system: Lielahti–Rauma, Kokemäki–Mäntyluoto and (Turku)–(Toijala).