CAF to supply twelve 6-car units for the Algiers city metro. These are state-of-the-art trains, based on the INNEO metro platform, which are designed and built by CAF as a development of the trains recently supplied for the metros in Rome and Bucharest. Train building has recently commenced, following Algiers Metro's decision to opt for CAF as the supplier of the new vehicles.
The city of Algiers has one metro line which was opened in 2011. It is 13.5 km long and now has 13 stations after last year's recent opening of a 4 km extension from Haï El Badr to the El Harrach Centre.
The network is currently being extended with new extensions of Line 1 which is serviced by 14 units, also supplied by CAF under a former contract, carrying about 16 million passengers per year.
This is CAF's third rolling stock contract in Algeria, after the above mentioned project for the Algiers Metro, and the one signed with the Algerian Railways (SNTF) in 2005 for the supply of 17 diesel units for Regional passenger transport.
Contract extension for Stockholm
CAF has also signed an extension of the tram supply project with SL AB (Storstockholms Lokaltrafik), the company responsible for the transport network in the city of Stockholm. The contract involves the supply of eight new units, which add to the 22 units already built by CAF and now running in the Scandinavian capital.
In the framework of Stockholm's programme to develop a sustainable and demand-tailored transport model, the city awarded CAF with a contract for the supply of 15 trams in late 2010, which was subsequently extended by a further 7 units.
These are low floor bidirectional units providing optimum accessibility. They are offsprings of the URBOS platform with 3-car sets, providing an estimated capacity of 221 passengers (70 seated and 2 PRM places). In addition and similarly to previously supplied vehicles, they are particularly adapted for the extreme weather conditions in this Nordic country, and fitted with state-of-the-art comfort and safety equipment.
This is a particularly significant contract for CAF as it bears out the trust placed in CAF by the Swedish operator in a demanding market where collective transport and the environment are both deciding factors. It should also be pointed out that CAF trams are a benchmark in the international market. In fact, these operate in a number of cities around the world such as Budapest, Edinburgh, Belgrade, Kaohsiung, Freiburg, Besançon, Nantes, Houston, Cincinnati, Birmingham or Sydney.
The combined aggregate of these two new projects awarded to CAF exceeds € 120 million.
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