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Urboses for Roma

posted on 2nd Jan 2024 18:19

On 2 January 2024 CAF announced that ATAC has awarded it the framework contract for the supply of the new tram fleet for the Italian capital. The contract covers the design and manufacture of 40 trams, their maintenance for five years and the spare parts. There is also an option for a further 81. The base contract is worth in excess of 130 million EUR, which could grow to over 400 million EUR should all the options be confirmed.

ATAC, the public transport concessionaire for the metropolitan area of Rome, which is wholly owned by the City Council of Rome, is the largest urban transport company in Italy. In addition to the tram network, it also controls Rome's three metro lines, the suburban train, as well as the urban bus and trolleybus lines. The operator plans to replace the old fleet currently operating on the six existing lines and to purchase trams for the new lines planned to be built in the near future by leveraging European funding.

The Urbos trams will consist of five modules with one key feature being the readiness for the upgrade with the OESS (On Board Energy Storage Systems) system, which allows the unit to operate on catenary-free sections.

We asked CAF when exactly the trams were ordered and asked for the main technical parameters of the ATAC's Urboses and for delivery dates. We are waiting for an answer.


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