Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), a Spanish public company, is a multinational group with over 100 years of experience in the supply of comprehensive transit solutions positioned at the forefront of technology for high value added sustainable mobility.
CAF is a leader of the railway industry offering one of the most comprehensive and flexible arrays of products in railway related markets, such as; rolling stock, components, infrastructure, signalling and services (maintenance, refurbishing and financial services).
CAF offers an extensive range of products covering all types of rolling stock:
High Speed Trains: CAF has extensive experience in this area. CAF’s decisive commitment to R+D has led to the development of a wide range of state-of-the-art high speed trains, fitted with cutting-edge technology with regard to design, safety and comfort.
Regional and Commuter Trains (Diesel and Electric): CAF is committed to development within the rail sector, offering an extensive range of high performance regional and commuter trains that are able to offer some highly competitive traveling times for short, medium and long distance services. All of our trains are designed with passenger comfort in mind and feature the very latest safety technology.
Metros: CAF boasts the Inneo solution: a wide range of metro solutions designed to meet the specific needs of each and every customer. Inneo metros are equipped with cutting edge safety, performance and comfort technology. Inneo designs pursue maximum energy efficiency by passenger capacity optimisation in each unit.
Trams: With their avant-garde design and flexibility the CAF trams give each city its own identity. The family of Urbos trams meets the most exacting requirements with regard to eco-design and accessibility, blending into the urban environment whilst maintaining a high performance level.
Locomotives (Diesel and Electric): CAF has a long-standing tradition in the design and manufacture of both diesel and electric locomotives. Our locomotives can be fitted with a special bogie system which can run on different track gauges, indistinctly.
CAF enjoys a long-standing experience of more than 80 years in the design, manufacture and sale of wheel sets, wheels, axles gear units and couplers for the rail market. This extensive range of rolling stock wheelset equipment & components is designed not only for the rolling stock made by CAF, but also for many other rail authorities, other rolling stock manufacturers and the remaining manufacturing companies in the sector.
Our rolling stock solutions are certified to the principal Quality Assurance schemes, such as IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard), ISO 9001, AAR (Association of American Railroads) or RISAS (Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme).
CAF Signalling designs, manufactures, supplies and maintains railway signalling systems, providing integral solutions both for wayside and onboard applications.
CAF Signalling has its own technology, a top expertise in engineering and the ability to manage complete projects, including testing, commissioning, and maintenance. Its range of products and services includes complete solutions for all types of rail systems.
CAF’s railway signalling systems range includes the following products:
CAF Power & Automation develops sustainable and highly reliable traction and communication systems that respond to the needs of a sector geared towards intelligent mobility. CAF Power & Automation’s range of solutions includes the following products:
The Spanish rail infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded two signalling contracts to CAF with a total value of 30 million euros.
CAF has won contracts to supply metro trains to Naples as well as Urbos trams to Stockholm and Amsterdam for a combined value of €100m.
CAF has won a maintenance contract extension for the Translink NIR Class 3000 fleet of DMUs in service in Northern Ireland.
An easing of restrictions imposed by the Spanish government in response to coronavirus has allowed manufacturing to resume in the country.
CAF has won contracts in Norway and with the Helsinki Metro operator. The former is a 9-year maintenance contract for the Bergen Line trains.
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TransPennine Express has launced its new Nova fleet, unveiling the trains to the public at Liverpool Lime Street station on 22 November.
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.
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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.
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Northern has introduced an additional 15 CAF Civity diesel trains on its network as part of its programme to replace its Pacer train fleet.
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CAF beat bidders from Israel, China, Portugal and Poland to win a large light rail project in Jerusalem for a new tram line and rolling stock.
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 © Kabe...
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.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 22: Alstom delivers the first MP16 metro train and begins production of locomotives in Kazakhstan.
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 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.
CAF has won the contract to refurbish 43 RER MI 2N trains from RATP and Île-de-France Mobilités. This MI 2N refurbishment contract is worth 121.3 million euro...
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...
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....
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 20...
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 ...
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...
CAF México win contract for ten pneumatic tyred-trains for Line 1 in the Mexico City Metro. The contract is worth around €164 million.
TransPennine Express order 126 new carriages from CAF, supplementing a previous order from Hitachi Rail for bi-mode trains.
Spanish infrastructure operator RENFE have announced a shortlist of four high-speed train suppliers to deliver up to 30 high-speed trains.
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