CAF to supply tramcars to Hungary and Spain
CAF has received two new orders worth approximately EUR 100 million for the supply of tram cars based on the Urbos structural platform. For the urban transport operator of the capital of Hungary, Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK), 26 five-section and 5 nine-section cars will be built. It also provides for the supply of spare parts and maintenance of wagons. Railway Supply magazine writes about this with reference to zdmira.
In 2014, CAF signed the first contract with BKK. It provided for the supply of 37 tram cars. In the future, the customer took advantage of several options, purchasing an additional 36 units. All these wagons have already entered service. At the end of 2022, an order was placed for another 20 units.
The cars are designed for speeds up to 50 km/h. The low floor level is convenient for passengers with limited mobility, including those in wheelchairs. A five-section car with a length of 34 m can accommodate up to 326 passengers, a nine-section car with a length of 56 m – up to 562 passengers.
Another six cars are destined for the city of Alcala de Guadaira in the province of Seville. Previously, CAF supplied its products to Andalusian cities such as Granada, Malaga, Seville and Cadiz.
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