CAF to supply Newcastle trams
AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has reached an agreement for CAF to supply six Urbos trams for the light rail line to be built in Newcastle. Delivery is planned for 2018. This builds on a previous order under which CAF supplied 12 trams to Sydney.
Announcing the agreement on June 28, CAF said the Urbos trams would ‘combine modern aesthetics with cutting-edge equipment and maximum accessibility without compromising comfort, performance and ease of operation, as well as maintenance.’
The planned 2·6 km tram line linking Wickham and Pacific Park is intended to replace the final section of the electrified main line from Sydney to Newcastle, where services were suspended at the end of 2014. In April the NSW government announced a shortlist of five bidders for the tram infrastructure contract, which it expects to award later this year.