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  • Paris RER Line B Mi79 train
    News

    CAF-Bombardier consortium selected for Paris RER rolling stock contract

    2021-01-14T14:55:00Z

    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

    2021-01-08T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-12-11T08:57:00Z

    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, ...

  • The Signalling Company and CAF Signalling have agreed to co-operate on the development of legacy onboard equipment for locomotives and rolling stock.
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    Onboard systems accord aims to speed ERTMS deployment

    2020-12-10T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Responding to calls from the European Commission to accelerate the deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System, The Signalling Company and CAF Signalling have agreed to co-operate on the development of legacy onboard equipment for locomotives and rolling stock. The Work Plan issued by ...

  • Myanma Railways has awarded a partnership of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp and Spain’s CAF two contracts for the supply of a total of 246 diesel-electric multiple-unit cars in 2023-25
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    Myanma Railways orders two train fleets

    2020-12-08T16:24:00Z

    MYANMAR: National operator Myanma Railways has awarded a partnership of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp and Spain’s CAF two contracts for the supply of a total of 246 diesel-electric multiple-unit cars in 2023-25 One contract covers 11 six-car high capacity metro-style cars for the project to modernise the ...

  • Stadler Class 398 trainset under construction
    Rail Business UK

    Trains for Wales under construction

    2020-12-02T09:17:00Z

    UK: Construction of the future South Wales Metro train fleet is underway, with Transport for Wales reporting that Stadler has made significant progress with the 36 three-car Class 398 Citylink tram-trains ordered in 2018 for use on services from Cardiff to Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil. ...

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    Valencia suburban signalling contract awarded

    2020-11-11T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded CAF Signalling a €20m contract to modernise supply signalling and telecoms for Valencia suburban Line C1. During the 18-month project CAF will supply safety and communications equipment for the introduction of automatic bidirectional block signalling between Silla and Cullera, and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Utrecht increases tram order

    2020-11-10T08:54:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The province of Utrecht has placed a firm order for five more trams, CAF announced on November 6. These follow on from the 49 which are currently being delivering under previous contracts. The initial contract signed in January 2015 covered 27 five-section Urbos 100 trams, ...

  • es Renfe CAF Civia EMU (CAF) (1)
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    Hydrogen fuel cell train to be developed with EU funding

    2020-11-04T17:10:00Z

    EUROPE: The FCH2RAIL consortium’s €14m project to design, develop and test a prototype hydrogen fuelled train has been awarded a €10m grant from the European Commission’s Fuel Cells Hydrogen Joint Undertaking as part of the Horizon 2020 Programme FCH2RAIL aims to produce a ...

  • Masats tram ramp (1)
    Metro Report International

    Tram access ramps offer obstacle detection and emergency options

    2020-10-29T11:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Urbos trams which CAF is currently supplying to Amsterdam operator GVB are fitted with four Masats RF2 automatic ramps to provide access for passengers with reduced mobility. Masats said its RF2 is a compact size and offers easy installation, as ...

  • no Oslo CAF tram SL18 unveiling
    Metro Report International

    CAF tram for Oslo unveiled

    2020-10-13T14:38:00Z

    NORWAY: The first of 87 CAF trams for Oslo operator Sporveien was unveiled at the Grefsen depot on October 12. Testing is expected to start shortly, ahead of entry into passenger service in 2021. The €200m order placed in June 2018 covers 87 Urbos 100 ...

  • Barcelona metro CAF Series 5000 second generation train (Photo: TMB)
    Metro Report International

    Improved accessibility as Barcelona metro fleet grows

    2020-10-08T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona operator TMB put the first of two second-generation CAF Series 5000 metro trainsets ordered for Line 3 into passenger service on October 5. TMB placed a €75m order in March 2018 for CAF to supply four Series 6000 trains for Line 1, and second-generation ...

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    Metro Report International

    CAF awarded São Paulo train maintenance contract

    2020-07-28T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: São Paulo suburban operator CPTM has awarded CAF a four-year contract for the maintenance of eight suburban electric multiple-units which it supplied in 2011-12 for use on Line 10. The work will be carried out by the Spanish company’s CAF Brazil subsidiary at the operator’s ...

  • it Napoli metro Line 1 CAF train
    Metro Report International

    Napoli metro train order signed

    2020-06-25T06:00:00Z

    ITALY: Napoli regional transport operator EAV has signed a framework agreement with CAF covering the supply of up to 10 six-car trainsets for the 10 km Arcobaleno suburban metro line between Piscinola and Aversa Centro. The deal signed on June 22 includes a firm order for ...

  • gb NI Railways CAF DMU (1)
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    CAF Rail UK awarded DMU maintenance contract

    2020-05-05T07:00:00Z

    UK: Translink has awarded CAF Rail UK a contract to continue to maintain NI Railways’ fleet of 23 Class 3000 diesel multiple-units which entered service from 2004. The new contract runs for 15 years from April, and is worth more than €60m. The work will ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Derby
    Rail Business UK

    UK rolling stock manufacturers suspend production

    2020-03-27T11:14:00Z

    UK: Bombardier Transportation, CAF and Hitachi Rail have temporarily put the production of rolling stock at their UK plants on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. ‘In the current unprecedented circumstances, we want to protect our people from Covid-19, support the government’s efforts to ...

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    Narrow gauge line resignalling contract awarded

    2020-03-04T06:00:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF has awarded CAF Signalling a €19·8m, 23-month contract to replace the life-expired telephone-based block signalling system at the western end of the metre-gauge Ferrocarril de La Robla route between Bilbao and León. The contract covers the section between the current temporary terminus at León ...

  • Prince Charles at CAF's Newport factory
    Rail Business UK

    Prince of Wales inaugurates CAF’s Newport rolling stock factory

    2020-02-24T11:33:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: CAF’s rolling stock factory at Newport was formally inaugurated by the Prince of Wales on February 21, when he toured the facility and learned more about the complex process of building trains. CAF now employs around 200 people at the factory ...

  • gb West Midlands Trains Class 196 CAF DMU
    Rail Business UK

    West Midlands Trains reveals first Class 196 DMU

    2019-12-18T09:37:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Trains has revealed the first of its CAF Civity Class 196 diesel multiple-units, which is now on test at the Velim circuit in the Czech Republic. The 12 two-car and 14 four-car DMUs were ordered in October 2017 at cost of around €200m, ...