January 30, 2015

Utrecht and CAF sign LRV contract

Written by  Quintus Vosman
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THE Utrecht Regional Authority (BRU) and Spanish rail manufacturer CAF have signed a contract for the delivery of 27 Urbos-100 LRVs, which will operate on the new Uithof Line linking Utrecht Central Station with the University Campus.

The bi-directional trams are entirely low-floor and are equipped with three-phase traction motors, based on IGBT technology. The trams have been prepared for battery operations (ACR) but will be powered initially by 750V dc overhead wires.

Each unit will be 33m long, 2.65m wide, have a maximum speed of 70km/h and a 216 passenger capacity. The first trams are scheduled for delivery to the Nieuwegein depot in Utrecht in 2017, with passenger service due to start mid-2018.

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