CAF to supply new fleet for Schönbuchbahn modernisation

Schönbuchbahn services are currently provided by Transdev subsidiary Württembergische Eisenbahn using a fleet of eight Regio-Shuttle RS1 diesel railcars (Photo: Daniel Ostertag).

GERMANY: Transport authority Zweckverband Schönbuchbahn has selected CAF for a €51·3m contract to supply nine three-car light rail vehicles of a new design for use on the Schönbuchbahn. The 17 km locally-owned railway southwest of Stuttgart is to be upgraded and electrified to accommodate growing ridership.

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