Canberra has selected CAF, as a member of the Canberra Metro Consortium, for the supply and 20 year maintenance of 14 trams as part of the project to construct a new light rail line. This line will be 12 kilometre long with 13 stops, providing a corridor between the area of Gungahlin and the centre of the Australian capital. First vehicles are scheduled for delivery in late 2017.
The Canberra Metro Consortium, made by CAF, Pacific Partnerships, John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, CPB Contractors, Deutsche Bahn International and the Bank of Tokio-Mitsubishi UFJ, is entrusted with the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the new light rail line for term of 20 years.
Trams belong to the URBOS light rail platform and will be bidirectional, with 100% low floor and 4 doors per side for a total 33 metre length across the 5 modules making up the vehicle. The new vehicles combine modern aesthetics with cutting-edge technology and maximum accessibility, with no compromise on comfort, performance and ease of operation and maintenance. These Units showcase CAF's resilience to meet the specific needs of each and every customer.
In the event of execution of the project second stage by ACT (Australian Capital Territory) with the extension of the line to the Russell area, trams will be equipped with the energy storage system developed by CAF, world leader in this technology, for catenary-free running between stops.
This project builds on the Company's previous project in Australia, namely, the supply to Sydney of trams which now are operated in revenue service. Worth mentioning is also CAF's successful delivery of the URBOS platform vehicles across the world in Germany, Brazil, United States, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Serbia, Sweden and Taiwan.
Important contracts in Russia for CAF Business Unit Wheels, Axles & Gearboxes
CAF Business Unit Wheels, Axles & Gearboxes supplier of wheels, axles, gearboxes and couplers for the railway sector has been awarded with important contracts, for the delivery of gearboxes which will be assembled in the coming new metro cars to be manufactured by JSC Metrowagonmash (MWM).
MWM leader of manufacturing of metro cars in Russia and the CIS countries and part of the Group Transmashholding (TMH) has been awarded with the delivery of metro trains for Metro Moscow and additionally the refurbishment of cars for the Metro Budapest. Same time, MWM has put its trust in CAF for the delivery of gearboxes in the first case and for the delivery of complete wheelsets in the latter one. In the case of the gearboxes for Metro Moscow the project will take place from the first quarter of 2016 until 2020. In the case of deliveries of complete wheelsets for the refurbishment of Metro Budapest units, these will be delivered in 2016 (beginning in March) and 2017.
These new contracts in Australia and Russia add to CAF's backlog in excess of €100m.
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