SPAIN: On February 17 EuskoTren presented the first of 28 Series 950 trainsets that CAF is supplying for the Bilbao metro.
In 2014 EuskoTren awarded CAF a €150m contract to supply 12 metre-gauge trainsets for Line 3, and 16 to replace existing Series 200 and 300 units in use on lines 1 and 2. The first trainset arrived in November 2015, and the last is to be delivered in May 2020.
Three 17 m long cars give a total capacity of 296 passengers, including 94 seated. There are two driving motor cars and an intermediate trailer, with provision for the addition of a fourth car in the future.
Due to open in late 2016, the 5·9 km Line 3 would link Etxebarri and Matiko, including an interchange with the existing metro lines at Casco Viejo.