by Keri Allan
02 Dec 2022
CAF is to supply more light rail vehicles (LRVs) and trams to the cities of Bonn and Budapest respectively after the cities’ transport operators both took up options for additional units.
The new orders have a combined value of over 75 million EUR (78.59m USD).
Last May, Stadtwerke Bonn Verkehrs GmbH (SWBV) and Elektrische Bahnen der Stadt Bonn und des Rhein-Sieg-Kreises GmbH (SSB) signed an agreement for 22 LRVs, with the option for an additional ten.
When delivered, these further ten units will join fleets running on the Bonn railway network and also provide services on part of the interurban lines that connect the city with neighbouring Cologne.
The 28 metre-long high-floor two-way units are similar in design and dimensions to the current Stadtbahnwagen B units, but are fitted with state-of-the-art comfort and safety features.
CAF will also supply a further 20 Urbos five-module trams to Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK).
These low-floor vehicles run at a service speed of 50 kilometres per hour, with capacity for up to 326 passengers.
The original contract for 37 tram units, with the option to increase this further, was signed back in March 2014. Since then, the operator has ordered and received an additional 36 units, all of which are in now commercial service.
Deliveries from this latest order are expected to begin in the latter half of 2024.
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