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    CAF looks to partner with rail and bus start-ups


    SPAIN: CAF Group has launched CAF Startup Station as a venture client unit which will partner with ‘top tier’ start-ups with ideas for the rail and bus sectors. CAF Startup Station will provide the entire CAF Group with in-house services to identify start-ups, validate their ...

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    CAF Signalling awarded Istanbul – Bulgaria contract


    TURKEY: The joint venture which is modernising the line linking Istanbul with Bulgaria has appointed CAF Signalling as subcontractor to install signalling on the 153 km western section between Çerkezköy and the border at Kapıkule.

  • Sydney Inner West Light Rail Line tram (Photo: CAF)
    Metro Report International

    Sydney tram order


    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further four Urbos 100 five-section trams for Sydney’s Inner West Light Rail Line. Announcing the order in June 29, CAF said the trams are scheduled to be delivered in early 2023, ...

  • De Lijn coast tram (Photo: CAF)
    Metro Report International

    De Lijn orders Antwerpen trams


    BELGIUM: Vlaanderen transport operator De Lijn has placed a firm order for CAF to supply a further 18 Urbos 100 trams for use in Antwerpen. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 29 is the fifth to be placed under an October 2017 framework ...

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    CAF selected for major battery train order


    GERMANY: CAF has been named as preferred bidder for what it says is the largest order to date for battery trains. This covers the supply and maintenance of more than 60 electric multiple-units which will be able to operate on non-electrified sections of the Niederrhein-Münsterland network. ...

  • Ruhrbahn Essen CAF tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Ruhrbahn orders 51 light rail vehicles


    GERMANY: Essen and Mülheim transport operator Ruhrbahn has awarded CAF a €150m contract to supply 51 light rail vehicles, which will enable the complete replacement of its Stadtbahn-B cars as well as the P86/P89 sets which were acquired second-hand from London’s Docklands Light Railway. ...

  • Test equipment fitted to unit 195002 (Photo: Northern)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern’s CAF multiple-units return to service


    UK: All but two of Northern’s CAF Class 195 diesel and Class 331 electric multiple-units are now back in service, after analysis of the causes of the cracks discovered in April and the development of a modification that is being rolled out across the Class 195 fleet.

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    Bidders vie for Tren Maya rolling stock contract


    MEXICO: National Tourism Fund Fonatur has confirmed that two groups have submitted tenders to supply up to 42 diesel, electro-diesel and electric trainsets for the Tren Maya project, with a winning bidder due to be announced on May 26. The contract covers maintenance of the ...

  • West Midlands Metro CAF Urbos tram delivery
    Metro Report International

    Battery tram delivered ahead of West Midlands Metro expansion


    UK: West Midlands Metro has taken delivery of the first of eight battery-equipped third generation CAF Urbos trams ahead of the opening of extensions to Edgbaston Village at the Birmingham end of its light rail line and to Wolverhampton station at the other end. In ...

  • CAF Jerusalem tram
    Metro Report International

    Tram tracking and depot management contract awarded


    ISRAEL: CAF has awarded GMV a contract to supply an automatic vehicle location and depot management system for Jerusalem’s expanding light rail network. Based on GMV’s SAE-R software platform, the system will provide standard functions such as tram fleet tracking, driver communications and passenger information, ...

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    Alstom agrees to RER Line B fleet order


    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île‐de‐France Mobilités and operators RATP and SNCF Voyageurs have reached agreement with Alstom‐Bombardier and CAF, paving the way for construction of the MI20 fleet of electric multiple-units to operate RER Line B. In January, the operators selected a consortium of Bombardier Transportation ...

  • AB Transitio and CAF have finalised a contract for the supply of 28 multiple-units, formed of 20 electric and eight bimode units

    Biodiesel-electric units in order for lingonberry-coloured trains


    SWEDEN: Leasing organisation AB Transitio and CAF have finalised a contract for the supply of 28 multiple-units, formed of 20 electric units and eight bimodes which will also be able to run on renewable biodiesel to meet local environmental targets on lines which are not currently ...

  • CAF Weld Failure yaw damper & weld failures B
    Rail Business UK

    Northern withdraws CAF multiple-units after damper bracket failures


    UK: A significant number of CAF multiple units operated by Northern were taken out of service at the beginning of April after the failure of a yaw damper mounting bracket. Sections of the vehicle’s structure were broken away completely in the incident. ...

  • Translink NI Railways CAF DMU cars delivered March 2021 (5)
    Rail Business UK

    First vehicles delivered to lengthen Northern Ireland DMUs


    UK: Translink has taken delivery of the first three of 21 intermediate cars ordered from CAF to extend seven existing NI Railways Class 4000 diesel multiple-units from three to six cars for use on busier routes. This will provide around 1 600 additional seats every day. ...

  • Bilbao metro Line L3
    Metro Report International

    LTE certified to support CBTC


    SPAIN: CAF Signalling has certified the integration of its communications-based train control platform with Teltronic’s eNebula LTE infrastructure and RTP-800 onboard terminal, following laboratory tests and field testing on Bilbao metro Line 3. ‘In the face of the shortcomings and drawbacks of the wireless systems ...

  • CAF - Passenger Counter _ LeadMind

    Turning passenger counts into actionable data


    SPAIN: CAF has developed a vehicle occupancy data management platform which enables rail operators to track the number of passengers per train, coach, location, time and service, and to analyse historical data to forecast passenger demand more accurately. The number of passengers can be estimated ...

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    Euskotren orders more CAF trainsets


    SPAIN: Basque metre gauge operator Euskotren has ordered four new four-car EMUs from CAF, to boost its fleet capacity and support further growth.

  • Paris RER Line B Mi79 train

    CAF-Bombardier consortium selected for Paris RER rolling stock contract


    FRANCE: National passenger operator SNCF Voyageurs and Paris transport operator RATP have confirmed their selection of a consortium of Bombardier Transpoartion and CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 146 suburban trainsets for the jointly operated north-south RER Line B.

  • es Barcelona metro CAF Series 6000-2 TMB
    Metro Report International

    Series 6000 trains enter service on Barcelona Line 1


    SPAIN: The first two of four CAF-built second-generation Series 6000 trains ordered by Barcelona metro operator TMB in 2018 have entered service on the 1 672 mm gauge Line 1. The five-car fully gangwayed trainsets are 86 m long and have a capacity of 1 111 ...

  • gb Northern CAF Class 195 (Northern)
    Rail Business UK

    CAF completes final Class 195 DMU for Northern


    UK: CAF has delivered the final Class 195 Civity diesel multiple-unit to Northern, completing the 2016 order for 25 two-car and 33 three-car sets. The final 44 vehicles were assembled at the company’s new factory in Newport, which was opened by Prince of Wales in February, ...