City Traffic Ltd. (Kaupunkiliikenne Oy) wanted to improve metro traffic control in the Helsinki Region with data analytics and provide the traffic controllers with a new tool for monitoring transit regularity and punctuality. City traffic vehicles are used on 150 million trips every year. “It is now easier for traffic control to receive information on regularity, which will allow them to make their own decisions. Reports on what kind of traffic service we provide are now easier to make, which allows us to develop our operation,” says City Traffic’s Control Centre Supervisor Timo Ansamaa.
City Traffic is tasked with providing and developing sustainable mobility services and infrastructure in a reliable, high-quality and cost-effective manner. Its vehicles are used for 150 million trips every year, and it is also responsible for the infrastructure and equipment related to its operation. Metro ridership is expected to grow dramatically in the near future, and the current capacity will not be sufficient. Currently, City Traffic operates up to 36 concurrent metro trains at a 2.5 minute interval.