Helsinki City Transport (HKL) announced on Thursday that its executive board has authorised it to abandon the automation of Helsinki Metro and to commence negotiations over practical matters with Siemens, the supplier of the automation technology. Deputy Mayor Pekka Sauri (Greens) will present the matter to the Helsinki City Board for consideration due to its gravity.
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Sauri has pledged not to intervene in the deliberations although he two years ago managed to overturn a decision to terminate the contracts with the help of the City Board.