The City of Calgary has unveiled a mock-up of the new low-floor light rail vehicle (LRV) that will operate on its Green Line.
The model was built by CAF, who has been contracted to supply a fleet of 28 Urbos 100 LRVs to operate on Calgary’s Green Line in Alberta, Canada.
It is approximately 12 metres long, which is just over a quarter of the actual LRV’s length and weighs approximately 12,000 kilograms, which is 20 percent of the estimated weight of the ordered vehicles. CAF constructed the model using steel, wood and plastic and has included a combination of real and simulated components.
The Urbos 100 will offer numerous accessibility improvements compared to the city’s current LRVs. The low floors and level boarding will remove the need for steps and allow for easier integration with existing city infrastructure.
This mock-up will be used to validate the technical requirements and ensure that all Calgarians will be able to use this transit option. The operator’s cab has also been designed to separate from the remainder of the mock-up to be used as a training simulator for future operators.
“From a technical perspective, the Urbos 100 LRV has met all of our requirements in a service proven platform. It represents a combination of the best lessons learned from 41 years of Calgary Transit LRV operation and 20 years of CAF refining the Urbos LRV.”
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