CAF news – Page 3

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

    Athens metro train refurbishment contract awarded


    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

    Comfortable seats and good connectivity specified in inter-regional train order


    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

    Etihad Rail awards UAE passenger train contract


    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


    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

    CAF close to acquiring Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant


    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)

    Hydrogen multiple-unit testing gets underway


    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

    CAF cleared to acquire Talent 3 and Coradia Polyvalent designs


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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)

    Major battery train contract signed


    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 ...

  • Saudi Arabia Railways has awarded CAF a €200m, five-year contract to maintain and support the trainsets it supplied for the North–South Railway and Riyadh – Dammam routes and to develop local technical competencies.

    CAF to develop Saudi rail expertise


    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Railways has awarded CAF a €200m, five-year contract to maintain and support the trainsets it supplied for the North–South Railway and Riyadh – Dammam routes and to develop local technical competencies. SAR’s depot facilities will be adapted to undertake the overhaul of ...

  • fr-sncf-caf-tet-emu-impression

    Japanese traction package to equip French inter-city trains


    FRANCE: Mitsubishi Electric Corp has begun delivering traction equipment for the 28 Confort 200 inter-city trainsets which CAF is building for national operator SNCF. The articulated 10-car EMUs for operation at up to 200 km/h on 25 kV 50 Hz and 1·5 ...

  • SF Mallorca CAF EMU

    Mallorca EMU contract awarded


    SPAIN: Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca has ordered five four-car electric multiple-units from CAF for use on its metre-gauge routes from Palma de Mallorca to Inca, Sa Pobla and Manacor. Scheduled to enter service in 2024, the 1·5 kV DC EMUs will be based on units that ...


    Green hydrogen partnership targets rail sector


    SPAIN: CAF and electricity company Iberdrola have signed an agreement to co-operate to promote the use of ‘green’ hydrogen to replace diesel power on railways which would be difficult or expensive to electrify. The companies aim to offer a comprehensive package of technologies, including rolling stock, ...

  • Tel Aviv Purple Line tram impression (Image: CAF)
    Metro Report International

    Tel Aviv chooses Purple Line light rail concessionaire


    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv urban transport project promoter NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems has selected a consortium of the CAF Group and construction firm Shapir as preferred bidder to design, build and finance the light rail Purple Line and provide 25 years of maintenance. The 27 km ...

  • Auckland CAF EMU (Photo CAF)

    CAF to supply more EMUs to Auckland


    NEW ZEALAND: CAF has been awarded a firm order to supply a further 23 electric multiple-units to Auckland. The contract announced on January 25 is worth in excess of €130m including maintenance until the end of 2025. There is an option for up to five more ...

  • Toyota fuel cell module

    Hydrogen fuel cells delivered for demonstrator train


    SPAIN: The first hydrogen fuel cell modules have been delivered to the Centro Nacional del Hidrogeno for testing ahead of integration into a RENFE Class 463 Civia electric multiple-unit built by CAF. The demostrator is being developed as part of the EU-funded ...

  • Northern 195125 at East Didsbury (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern seeks battery-hybrid Class 195 variant


    UK: Northern Trains is seeking to introduce a battery-diesel hybrid version of its CAF Class 195 diesel multiple-units. The hybrid DMUs would be used on lines being modernised under the Transpennine Route Upgrade programme, primarily the Leeds –Brighouse – Manchester Victoria – Wigan and Huddersfield – ...