CAF continues to grow in the UK with a contract worth $500 million

CAF has been selected by operator London North Eastern Railway to supply the UK’s first tri-mode train fleet of 10 vehicles that are able to operate in electric, diesel or battery mode. The contract exceeds 500 million euros.

CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), the Spanish train manufacturer, was chosen as the Preferred bidder By operator London North East Railway (LNER) to supply 10 three-mode trains that will be able to operate in electric mode, Diesel or battery powered, they have become versatile units thanks to their ability to use different propulsion technologies.

The value of the operation exceeds 500 million euros, including the cost of purchasing the trains by Porterbrook

CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), the Spanish train manufacturer, was chosen as the Preferred bidder By operator London North East Railway (LNER) to supply 10 three-mode trains that will be able to operate in electric mode, Diesel or battery powered, they have become versatile units thanks to their ability to use different propulsion technologies.

The value of the operation exceeds 500 million euros, and includes the cost of the purchase of the trains by Porterbrook, which will subsequently lease the units to LNER, and the maintenance of the units to be supplied by CAF for 8 years.

The units will consist of 10 cars each and are based on the CAF platform called Civity UK, a train designed for intercity services, which has the latest developments in terms of safety, as well as meeting the highest requirements in relation to the city. Interior design and comfort for passengers.

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The new fleet of vehicles that will serve the East Coast Main Line (ECML), operated by LNER, will be able to move on electrified sections of the network and on non-electrified routes, increasing efficiency and flexibility in the operation of its services, and achieving more sustainable and environmentally friendly modes of transport.

Final assembly of the units is expected to take place at the CAF factory in Newport, Wales. This factory, which has been in operation since September 2018, currently employs about 220 people and is designed to manufacture all types of railway vehicles, carry out vehicle assembly and finishing activities, as well as all necessary tests before operation. .

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