CAF to Supply Bi-Directional Trams for Mauritius Light Rail

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 Integrated Light Rail Transit System in the Republic of Mauritius.

CAF’s scope of supply includes 18 bi-directional 100% low-floor trams comprising 7 modules each, signalling system, automatic vehicle location system (AVLS), transit signal priority system (TSPS), depot equipment and a driving simulator.

Urbos Tram for Mauritius Light Rail

Mauritius Light Rail

This is a turnkey project in the Republic of Mauritius, the south-west Indian Ocean island, which lies some 900 kilometres from Madagascar and approximately 3,800 kilometres apart from the southern tip of India. This investment is the result of the country’s ongoing development policies, aimed at boosting the modernisation of transport infrastructures and services.

The 26 km route connects five major cities in Mauritius (Curepipe, Vacoas, Rose Hill, Quatre Bornes and the capital Port Louis) covering an area inhabited by circa 600,000 people, with  19 stations, 2 of which will be state-of-the-art elevated stations. The project is scheduled for completion within 48 months, with the first phase of 13 km to be completed within 24 months.

CAF’s Order Intake

This new contract endorses CAF’s good year in terms of order intake, as it brings the volume of incoming orders in 2017 around €1,500 million. Outstanding among these are orders abroad in countries such as Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Italy, United States, Philippines, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Original article © CAF.

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