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News about Spanish rolling stock and railway equipment supplier Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles.

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles

  • København S-tog suburban EMU.

    Three prequalify for København automated train contract


    DENMARK: Three potential bidders have prequalified for a contract to supply at least 226 fully automatic electric mutiple-units for the København S-bane suburban network.

  • Euskotren (Photo CAF)

    Train noise reduction collaboration


    SPAIN: Wheelset supplier CAF MiiRA is to work with Basque region train operator Euskotren to test technology designed to reduce significantly the noise generated by train wheels. Used mainly in monobloc wheels, the constrained layer damper system is tuned to damp the most relevant modes of ...

  • CAF Urbos tram on test in Lisboa
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    CAF trams on test in Lisboa


    PORTUGAL: Lisboa bus and tram operator Carris has begun testing and driver training with its first new trams for 28 years.

  • fr-CAF Oxygene Confort 200 heads for testing-C Masse

    First of SNCF’s Oxygène inter-city trains heads for testing


    FRANCE: The first of a fleet of CAF-built inter-city EMUs being supplied to SNCF Voyageurs has been sent for testing in the Czech Republic.

  • CAF Euskotren train
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    Bilbao Line 5 trains ordered


    SPAIN: Euskotren has awarded CAF a contract to supply five Class 980 trainsets in 2026-27 for use on the future Bilbao metro Line 5. The 6·6 km Line 5 is under construction between Sarratu and Gldakao in the eastern suburbs of Bilbao. The four-car metre gauge ...

  • Tel Aviv Purple Line financial close
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    Tel Aviv Purple Line reaches financial close


    ISRAEL: Main construction works for the Tel Aviv light rail Purple Line are expected to begin shortly, after the signing of a financing agreement by project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems, HSBC and Bank Leumi Le Israel. The line is to be built by a ...

  • Palermo tram on Oreto bridge
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    Palermo tramway expansion contract awarded


    ITALY: A joint venture of Sis Scpa and CAF has been appointed to build three tramway extensions in Palermo totalling 24 km and supply nine trams with options for 35 more. The contract announced by CAF on July 6 includes a five-month preparation period before the ...

  • Napoli CAF metro train (Photo CAF) (1)
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    CAF awarded Napoli train contract


    ITALY: Napoli regional transport operator EAV has awarded CAF a firm order to supply six metro trainsets and provide three years of maintenance. The trainsets will be used on the 10 km Arcobaleno line between Aversa Centro and Piscinola, and in the future will continue over ...

  • Docklands Light Railway train
    Metro Report International

    More Docklands Light Railway trains ordered to support housing development


    UK: Transport for London has exercised an option for CAF to supply a further 11 automated light metro trainsets for the Docklands Light Railway network in the east of the capital. TfL ordered 43 walk-through driverless trainsets from CAF in June 2019, with options for up ...

  • CAF Regional eléctrico RENFE

    RENFE orders more Media Distancia EMUs


    SPAIN: RENFE has ordered a further batch of 200 km/h electric multiple-units from CAF for use on medium distance services. The €190m order for 32 trainsets announced on June 27 has been placed as part of a October 2022 framework agreement which covered an initial 28 ...

  • SNCF TER Regiolis hybrid trainset

    Tri-mode train testing completed


    FRANCE: SNCF Voyageurs is seeking authorisation for the passenger operation of a Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit which has been retrofitted with batteries to support emission-free operation on non-electrified or partly-electrified lines. The application to authorisation body EPSF follows the completion of testing under real-world conditions on ...

  • FCH2Rail CAF Civia hydrogen-battery multiple-unit at Canfranc (3)

    Hydrogen train on test


    SPAIN: Main line testing is underway with a demonstrator electric-hydrogen bi-mode trainset developed under the Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications project, which aims to produce a zero-emission train competitive with existing diesel trains. The FCH2Rail initiative is being undertaken by a consortium of ...

  • Madrid C9 trains (Photo: Smiley.toerist/CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Metre-gauge line to be modernised


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has called tenders for a comprehensive upgrade of the 1 000 mm gauge Cercedilla – Los Cotos mountain railway, which is operated as Madrid suburban Line C9.

  • NS CAF Sprinter New Generation EMU (Photo NS) (2)

    Sprinter New Generation EMU deliveries completed


    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has put into service the last of 206 Sprinter New Generation electric multiple-units ordered from CAF. CAF beat Alstom to win the SNG contract, with a €500m firm order placed in December 2014 for 68 three-car and 50 four-car units based ...

  • Coradia multiple-unit for Dakar

    CAF secures multiple-unit orders from France and Sénégal


    INTERNATIONAL: CAF has announced its first order to supply Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-units since acquiring the product platform and the Reichshoffen factory from Alstom in August last year. Under the contracts announced on April 3 CAF is to supply 11 four-car Régiolis trainsets ordered by the ...

  • RENFE CAF Cercanias Civia (Photo RENFE)

    RENFE orders commuter trains


    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has awarded CAF a contract to supply 29 electric multiple-units for use on Cercanías suburban passenger services. The contract announced on March 27 is worth €192·7m, including 15 years of maintenance and the supply of spare parts. There are options for a ...

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    Metro Report International

    CAF to supply trams for revived Alcalá de Guadaíra project


    SPAIN: The junta of Andalucía has awarded CAF a €32·5m contract to supply six trams for the future tramway in Alcalá de Guadaíra, to the east of Sevilla. The contract announced by the manufacturer on March 20 includes the supply of spare parts and two years ...

  • Budapest CAF tram (2)
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    Budapest exercises final tram option


    HUNGARY: Budapest transport authority BKK has placed a firm order for a further 31 CAF Urbos 3 trams, the manufacturer announced on March 20. The HF54bn order is to be financed entirely from European Union sources. The order uses the final option ...

  • Celje_CAF Signalling

    Celje station resignalling completed


    SLOVENIA: CAF Signalling and its local partner Iskra have commissioned renewed signalling at Celje station, the Spanish company announced on February 20. These works were the most complex part of a signalling enhancement programme covering the line that links Zidani Most east of Ljubljana with Šentilj ...

  • Docklands Light Railway CAF train (Photo: TfL)
    Metro Report International

    Docklands Light Railway trains unveiled


    UK: The first of 52 automated light metro trainsets which CAF is supplying for London’s Docklands Light Railway was unveiled at Beckton depot on February 8. The 750 V DC third-rail driverless trainsets are expected to enter service from between 2024 and 2026. ...