Clean, well-maintained trains always on track with TBT
The metro trains in Stockholm run the equivalent of 30 times around the world between each time a train causes a stop in traffic due to technical problems. The system enables 1.2 million passengers to travel to their destinations every weekday - and safely back home.
The metro trains in Stockholm run the equivalent of 30 times around the world between each time a train causes a stop in traffic due to technical problems. The system enables 1.2 million passengers to travel to their destinations every weekday - and safely back home. It is efficient, fast, reliable and indispensable, just like train maintenance and repair specialist Tunnelbanan Teknik Stockholm (TBT), whose dedication makes such journeys possible.
"We work round-the-clock to keep trains and passengers moving where and when they need to," says TBT CEO Tomm Braten.
With five workshops across Sweden's capital, TBT supplies total services, from collision repairs to daily cleanups and improvements, to Stockholm metro's 550 subway cars. Such a feat is accomplished with TBT's solid experience and focus on safety, environment and quality assurance. TBT has been optimising the combined strengths of MTR Stockholm, a subsidiary of MTR in Hong Kong, and Mantena, a subsidiary of Norwegian State Railways in Oslo, since 2009 to implement best practices at the Stockholm metro.
"MTR's expertise is in operating some of the world's busiest train and metro systems, including London, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Melbourne," Braten says. "Mantena, meanwhile, lends TBT the kind of specialised know-how specific to the region, such as maintaining rolling stock in top shape, even in frigid conditions."
Constantly looking to serve clients more efficiently, TBT is open to meeting new suppliers. In particular, it welcomes Chinese suppliers specialising in wheels, motors, fans and other key components and assemblies that are regularly replaced or repaired in trains and subway cars.
"The next three to five years look bright as we continue to grow with MTR and Mantena. We look forward to expanding in Sweden and the rest of Europe," Braten says. "We will continue to improve and develop our services to adapt to our customers' and passengers' requirements today and in the future."