09 Aug 2019
CAF Group, in a consortium with Saphir, has won the Jerusalem tram project.
The Jerusalem tram project involves building 27km of new tram lines, 53 stations and a number of depots. The 27km break down as follows: a 6.8km extension to the existing Red Line, which is currently 13.8km long; and 20.6km for the new Green Line.
The Red Line currently operates 46 Alstom Citadis trams, which the consortium will refurbish. However, this contract also includes an order for 114 Urbos trams, which will run on the Green Line.
Further elements of the contract are:
The project funding uses a PPP (public-private partnership) scheme. Works are set to begin this year with a goal completion date of 2025.
CAF Group’s share of the contract lies in excess of 500 million euros (560 million USD). Its responsibility is to supply the new Urbos trams and refurbish the existing Citadis trams.
CAF will also provide the signalling, energy and communication systems and oversee project integration.
Lastly, CAF will have a 50 percent stake in the company which will operate and maintain the two lines, SPV. The value of this contract aspect lies at around 1 billion euros (1.12 billion USD).
Rejected bids for this contract came from a number of international companies from Israel, China, Spain, Portugal and Poland.
CAF's LeadMind platform is improving services on the Serco Caledonian Mk5 Sleeper fleet by providing real-time remote monitoring alerts.
West Midlands Railway's (WMR) new Class 196 train fleet has commenced passenger services on the Shrewsbury Line.
Renfe has ordered 28 electric trains from CAF. These will operate on the Spanish operator's medium distance services.
RTM (Régie des Transports Métropolitains) has contracted CAF to supply 15 new trams for Marseilles, France.
CAF will supply an additional 5 trams equipped with OESS to run on catenary-free sections of the Canberra Metro.
CAF has been selected to supply 42 TW 4000 LRVs for ÜSTRA, the public transport operator in the city of Hannover, Germany.
The MBTA has selected CAF to supply 102 Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) that will operate on the Green Line in the City of Boston.
Alstom has transferred its Coradia Polyvalent platform, its French Reichshoffen production site and its TALENT 3 platform to CAF.
CAF has begun dynamic track testing the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train developed for the FCH2Rail project.
CAF has been awarded two new contracts – in Athens and Seville – valued at more than 100 million EUR (102.39m USD).
Swedish operator SJ AB has ordered 25 CAF Civity Nordic units in a contract valued at 300 million EUR (305.56m USD).
Transport for Wales (TfW) has unveiled a new fleet of trains that are set to improve rail transport in Wales.
NWL has extended its contract with CAF for an additional 10 battery-powered trains for the North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany.
The Chairman of Etihad Rail recently reviewed construction progress on Stage Two of the UAE national rail network.
CAF has been selected to supply a new fleet of trams for the Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole region in France.
CAF has commenced static tests on the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train that is being developed for the FCH2Rail project.
CAF has been chosen to supply SWBV and SSB 22 light rail vehicles (LRV), along with all relevant spare parts.
CAF has signed a new contract with Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) that will support the country's strategic transport plan: Vision 2030.
CAF and Iberdrola have signed a framework agreement to promote the use of green hydrogen in the railway and passenger transport sectors.
Auckland Transport has awarded a contract for 23 electric multiple units (EMUs) to Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF.
Alstom has agreed to hand over its Reichshoffen production site and Coradia Polyvalent and TALENT3 platforms to CAF.
Knorr-Bremse, manufacturer of train braking systems, HVAC systems and entrance systems has signed a maintenance framework agreement with CAF.
CAF is supplying Sporveien with 87 new Urbos trams featuring its fleet operation and maintenance digital platform LeadMind.
SJ AB has awarded EuroMaint Rail AB, a CAF Group subsidiary, two service contracts totalling over 100m euros.
CAF has secured tram supply extension contracts in Belgium and Australia, in addition to a signalling installation contract in Turkey.
CAF has been selected as the preferred bidder for new battery-electric rolling stock for the Niederrhein-Münsterland network in Germany.
The CAF Group has secured two new contracts in Germany, further attesting to its commitment to the country.
Transformation of the Wales and Borders network has moved another step closer with the first Class 197 trains coming off the production line.
CAF Signalling has received certification in accordance to the latest TSIs for its ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 solution – AURIGA.
Toyota Motor Europe will supply the fuel cell modules for the CAF-manufactured CIVIA EMU that will be the prototype for the FCH2RAIL project.
CAF will supply four 4-car electric multiple units to Euskotren over the next two years in a contract worth almost 32 million euros.
The CAF-Bombardier consortium has been chosen as the preferred bidder to supply 146 double-decker MI20 trains for RER Line B in Paris.
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The European Commission has chosen the FCH2RAIL project to explore hydrogen fuel cells for rail vehicles, using Horizon 2020 funding.
CAF has won maintenance contracts for trams, metros and suburban trains in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Colombia worth a total of €40 million.
CAF Signalling has won a contract for the Ferrocarril Central project, Uruguay, expanding the CAF Group subsidiary's international operations.
CAF has won a contract to supply 21 Urbos 3 trams for Birmingham. Just like the city's existing Urbos fleet, they can run without catenaries.
SNCF Mobilités has chosen CAF as preferred bidder to deliver 28 trains to enter service in 2023. The order is worth ca. 700 million euros.
Northern continues its fleet roll-out with the introduction of new trains for Blackpool starting 9 September, running services to Liverpool.
Saudi Arabia: CAF has signed a contract with SAR to supply its digital train platform LeadMind for all 6 trains on the Riyadh-Qurayyat line.
Northern has introduced an additional 15 CAF Civity diesel trains on its network as part of its programme to replace its Pacer train fleet.
CAF has won signalling contracts worth more than 120 million euros (134.48 million USD) for Spain, Slovenia and Bulgaria. High-speed train in Spain © Kabel...
CAF will supply an additional seven metro trains for the Italian city of Naples. This is an option from a 2016 framework contract.
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First nine trains for Northern will enter service on 1 July. These are from a total order of 101 trains with CAF, a mix of EMUs and DMUs.
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CAF has been awarded a contract by TfL for 43 new driverless metro trains to operate on the DLR. The first trains will enter service in 2023.
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CAF acquries EuroMaint with the transaction expected to close July 19 at a value of around 80 million euros.
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CAF wins contract for preventive and corrective maintenance for the Italian high-speed Frecciarossa ETR500 fleet. It has a runtime of 6 years.
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CAF wins maintenance contracts in Spain and Saudi Arabia. Renfe and Bilbao Metro as well as SRO and SAR have selected CAF to maintain their rolling stock.
A Transdev consortium has won the Parramatta Light Rail contract in Australia. The consortium will supply, operate and maintain the light rail service.
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CAF and Dutch operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) have signed a contract for the supply of 88 further CIVITY trains. The 302 cars will be allocated to 50 3-car...
Registration is open for the Rolling Stock Procurement Forum organised by the Waterfront Conference Company on 27 November at Dentons, London. Scheduled speaker...
HS2 Ltd has invited CAF to join the list of companies which it has invited to participate in their procurement programme for state-of-the-art high speed trains....
Sporveien, the publicly-owned operator of urban transport in Oslo, has ordered 87 trams from CAF for 200 million euros.This order, which is the most valuable te...
KeolisAmey Wales has announced that CAF is its preferred bidder to supply 70 diesel multiple units (DMU’s) for the Wales and Borders franchise in the UK by 2022...
Luxtram has commissioned CAF to supply 12 Urbos 3 trams for the second phase of a new tram line in Luxembourg City, worth €40 million. The units are supplied at...
The standing committee for contracts of the Board of Directors of Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona (TMB) has designated CAF for the supply of 10 trains f...
The new Caledonian Sleeper trains are currently being constructed by CAF in Spain, at a cost of over £100m, part funded by a capital grant from...
CAF is to supply a further 26 trams for Budapest, in a contract awarded by BKK (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ), the company responsible for the city's...
CAF has signed a contract exceeding €100 million for the supply of 18 Urbos Trams with Larsen & Toubro Limited, India, which is executing a 26 km...
The Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications has awarded Mitsubishi Corporation and CAF a new rolling stock supply...
Auckland Transport has signed a contract for another 15 three-car electric trains. In the past year more than 20 million trips have been taken on...
TransPennine Express (TPE) has shared an exclusive image of the first carriage from the second fleet of its brand new trains. The ultramodern trains will...
Amsterdam public transport operator, GVB Activa B.V., has selected CAF as its preferred bidder for the supply of new trams.
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