CAF secures tram contracts in the United States

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An Urbos tram in Zaragoza, Spain. Credit: Leonid Andronov/Shutterstock.
An Urbos tram in Zaragoza, Spain. Credit: Leonid Andronov/Shutterstock.

Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF has won two contracts for trams: one in Seattle, Washington, and one Kansas City, Missouri, in the USA.

The $50 million contract with the Seattle Department of Transport (SDOT) covers 10 three-vehicle Urbos trams.

The trams will have a 100 per cent low floor and come with onboard energy storage to run on catenary-free sections of the network.

Also included in the contract is an option for an additional 10 vehicles, spare parts, special tools and testing equipment.

The $10 million contract with the Kansas City Transport Authority is for an additional two trams, adding to the four it has previously supplied.

In a statement, a spokesperson for CAF said that the projects undertaken by CAF in the USA now exceeds $1.8 billion.


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