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Arriva Trains Northern’s First Civity UK EMU Presented

03 Feb 2018 09:29
  • Arriva Trains Northern’s First Civity UK EMU Presented

In January 2016 Arriva Trains Northern awarded CAF a 492 million GBP contract for 31 three-car and 12 four-car Class 331 EMUs and 25 two-car and 30 three-car Class 195 DMUs, in all 98 new trains. The EMUs are now taking shape at CAF’s Zaragoza works, where on 31 January 2018 four-car 331 101 was presented to the media. Arriva Trains Northern is to to put these EMUs on its busiest routes, in particular those from Manchester to Preston, Blackpool and Manchester Airport, from early 2019. In March 2018 331 101 is to be sent to the VUZ Velim test centre, and will then be sent to Britain for testing on Network Rail, starting in August.

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Bahía De Cadiz Train-Tram Test Runs

08 Nov 2014 11:42
  • Bahía De Cadiz Train-Tram Test Runs

The first test runs are to take place on 17 November 2014, between La Ardila in San Fernando and Pinar de los Franceses in Chiclana. This is the first genuine modern tram-train network in Spain, the trams sharing the tracks with Renfe passenger and freight trains between La Ardila and Cádiz. The complete 24.5 km 22-stop network will link Chiclana, San Fernando and Cádiz, the trams using the Adif line for the 10 km between La Ardila and Cádiz. So far six of the seven trams have been completed by CAF, at the latter's Linares works. The accompanying photo shows Bahía de Cadiz train-tram 96 71 980 1202-3 inside CAF's Linares factory.

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First ATR 365 In Sardinia

22 Jul 2014 10:33
  • First ATR 365 In Sardinia
  • First ATR 365 In Sardinia
  • First ATR 365 In Sardinia

On 17 July 2014 the first of the Class ATR 365 DMUs ordered from CAF by the Regione Autonoma della Sardegna arrived in Sardinia. These photos show it at Cagliari station being unloaded from low-loaders following its journey by ferry. An official local presentation is expected to take place soon, but the train will not be able to enter service until type authorisation has been granted.

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Ferrotramviaria Civity at Velim

30 Apr 2014 09:05
  • Ferrotramviaria Civity at Velim

On 15 April 2014 one of the two four-car EMUs which Ferrotramviaria of Bari has on order from CAF reached the VUZ’s test centre at Velim, and is shown there on the 24th of the month. 

New Sardinian DMU Visits Velim

17 Mar 2014 00:42
  • New Sardinian DMU Visits Velim

On 10 March 2014 ATR 365 001, the first of seven three-car tilting DMUs ordered from CAF, arrived at the VUZ test centre. The photo shows this train, hauled by ČD Cargo’s 363.509, the same day, prior to departing from Horní Dvořiště.

UTS Presents Future Moskva Metro Train

16 Jan 2014 19:38
  • UTS Presents Future Moskva Metro Train

At the All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VVC) in Moskva UTS (Urban Transport Solutions, a joint venture formed by Sinara Transport Machines and the CAF Group) is exhibiting until end of January the mock-up of an end car for a new train for Moskva Metro. The latter is poised to invite tenders for new trains, possibly in February 2014, and this is UTS’s proposal for the Russian capital.

First Metropolitano De Granada Tram Arrives

14 Sep 2012 10:27
  • First Metropolitano De Granada Tram Arrives

The first of the 15 trams ordered for the new Granada tramway at a cost of 44 million EUR was delivered from the CAF Santana factory in Linares on 7 September 2012. Static and dynamic testing has started at the new depot. The rest of the deliveries will run through the remainder of 2012 and 2013.

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