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  • Marseille CAF Urbos tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Marseille orders maritime themed trams

    2022-09-15T08:33:00Z

    FRANCE: Marseille transport operator RTM has awarded CAF a €57m contract to supply 15 trams, with options for more to support future expansion of the network. The seven-section low-floor cars from CAF’s Urbos range will be 42·5 m long. They will have a similar styling to ...

  • Hannover CAF TW4000 LRV (Image: Üstra/Tricon)
    Metro Report International

    Hannover’s Üstra awards 275 LRV framework contract

    2022-09-12T14:11:00Z

    GERMANY: Hannover transport operator Üstra has awarded CAF a framework contract to supply up to 275 TW4000 light rail vehicles for the Stadtbahn network by 2040, with a €149·98m firm order for an initial 42. Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG is contributing €67·3m towards the cost. The ...

  • Boston Green Line Type 10 CAF light rail vehicle
    Metro Report International

    CAF to supply 102 Type 10 Supercar light rail vehicles to Boston

    2022-09-02T14:42:00Z

    USA: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority board has awarded CAF USA a contract to supply 102 light rail vehicles for Boston’s Green Line. The base contract approved on August 31 is worth $811m, including the 102 Type 10 Supercar LRVs, two driving simulators, spare parts, tools, ...

  • NS train.
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    Dutch EMU contract preferred bidder selected

    2022-08-25T13:58:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 60 electric multiple-units. The base order would cover 30 four-car single-deck EMUs and 30 six-car double-deck units, with options to order additional units including for cross-border traffic. The 160 km/h ...

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    Mexico – Toluca operating concession awarded

    2022-08-11T09:47:00Z

    MEXICO: National Infrastructure Fund Fonadin has been awarded a concession to operate and maintain the 57·7 km Tren Interurbano railway between Mexico City and Toluca, which is still under construction.

  • Light rail line in Canberra.
    Metro Report International

    Canberra battery tram order

    2022-08-11T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: CAF has been awarded a contract supply five battery-equipped light rail vehicles to Canberra from 2024. It will also retrofit the city’s 14 existing five-section Urbos 100 vehicles with batteries, so that the entire fleet will be able to operate on the catenary-free extension to ...

  • CAF has completed the acquisition of Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant (Photo: CAF)
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    CAF completes acquisition of Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant and two train designs

    2022-08-01T16:12:00Z

    EUROPE: CAF has formally completed the acquisition of the Alstom plant at Reichshoffen in France, along with the Coradia Polyvalent rolling stock portfolio and intellectual property related to the Talent 3 platform. Alstom agreed to the divest the former De Dietrich plant in Alsace and two ...

  • CAF MetroCentro Sevilla
    Metro Report International

    Sevilla tram order

    2022-07-25T09:11:00Z

    SPAIN: Sevilla city council has awarded CAF a contract to supply a further two vehicles for use on the Metrocentro de Sevilla tram line. The €33m contract awarded on July 21 includes 30 years of maintenance, and options for three more vehicles. The five-section 100% low-floor ...

  • Athens metro Line 1 trains (Photo: STASY)
    Metro Report International

    Athens metro train refurbishment contract awarded

    2022-07-22T11:10:00Z

    GREECE: Operator STASY has awarded CAF a contract to refurbish 14 trainsets dating from 1983-85 which are in service on Athens metro Line 1. The 34-month project to extend the life of the five-car MAN/Siemens trainsets for a further 25 years has a €70m budget and ...

  • SJ CAF Civity Nordic impression
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    Comfortable seats and good connectivity specified in inter-regional train order

    2022-07-08T08:59:00Z

    SWEDEN: State-owned passenger operator SJ has awarded CAF a €300m contract to supply 25 five-car inter-regional electric multiple-units, with options for 35 more. The 200 km/h units from the Spanish manufacturer’s Civity Nordic family will be winterised to withstand snow and temperatures down to -40ºC. They ...

  • CAF and Etihad Rail sign passenger train contract
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    Etihad Rail awards UAE passenger train contract

    2022-06-23T10:22:00Z

    UAE: National railway project promoter Etihad Rail has signed a 1·2bn dirham contract for Spanish company CAF to design, supply and maintain fleet of push-pull passenger trainsets designed to European standards and equipped with ‘the latest cutting-edge technologies’ that suit the UAE’s topography and climate. The ...

  • Montpellier CAF tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Montpellier orders 60 trams

    2022-06-20T14:48:00Z

    FRANCE: Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole has selected CAF to supply 60 trams to its local transport operator TaM, with options for 17 more bringing the total value of the order to €223·7m. The seven-section Urbos trams will be assembled at the CAF France plant at Bagnères-de-Bigorre in ...

  • Alstom's Reichshoffen plant
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    CAF close to acquiring Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant

    2022-06-20T12:40:00Z

    FRANCE: CAF is in the final stages of taking over Alstom’s Reichshoffen rolling stock factory in Alsace, the Spanish company said on June 20. Alstom offered to divest the former De Dietrich plant and the Coradia Polvalent train family produced there in order to obtain European ...

  • CAF hydrogen train (4)
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    Hydrogen multiple-unit testing gets underway

    2022-05-31T15:26:00Z

    SPAIN: The Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications consortium has begun static testing of an electric multiple-unit which has been fitted with a hydrogen and battery power package to enable catenary-free operation. The FCH2Rail consortium comprises rolling stock manufacturer CAF, the DLR aerospace research ...

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent
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    CAF cleared to acquire Talent 3 and Coradia Polyvalent designs

    2022-05-30T15:35:00Z

    EUROPE: Alstom’s divestment to CAF of the Coradia Polyvalent and the former Bombardier Transportation Talent 3 platforms has been approved by the European Commission.

  • Bonn CAF LRV impression (1)
    Metro Report International

    Bonn light rail vehicle contract awarded

    2022-05-23T12:47:00Z

    GERMANY: CAF has been awarded a contract to supply 22 high-floor light rail vehicles for operation in the Bonn area.

  • CAF Jerusualem tram delivery
    Metro Report International

    Jerusalem tram delivery

    2022-05-10T14:06:00Z

    ISRAEL: The first of 114 Urbos 100 trams for the expansion of the Jerusalem light rail network has left the CAF factory at Zaragoza in Spain. Deliveries are running six months ahead of schedule, which is expected to enable entry into service earlier than planned. The ...

  • CAF tram in Granada
    Metro Report International

    Granada light rail expansion gets underway

    2022-04-29T14:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Surveys have begun ahead of a call for tenders for construction of an extension to Granada’s light rail line, and an order for additional trams has been confirmed. Ayesa and Pontem Engineering Services are undertaking geotechnical surveys for the 4·6 km, six-stop southern extension between ...

  • West Midlands Metro
    Metro Report International

    Commonwealth Games target for restoring full West Midlands Metro tram service

    2022-04-13T12:04:00Z

    UK: West Midlands Mayor Andy Street tells Metro Report International that he has met CAF CEO Javier Martínez Ojinaga to discuss the discovery of cracks on Birmingham’s trams.

  • Niederrhein-Münsterland CAF battery electric multiple-unit (3)
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    Major battery train contract signed

    2022-04-08T10:37:00Z

    GERMANY: The Rhein-Ruhr and Westfalen-Lippe transport authorities have signed a contract for CAF to supply and maintain a fleet of 63 battery-electric multiple-units. This will enable the replacement of diesel traction on the Niederrhein-Münsterland regional network, which includes around 200 km of non-electrified line. Announcing the ...