November 20, 2017

Naples confirms CAF metro train order

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An existing train on Line 1 of the Naples metro. An existing train on Line 1 of the Naples metro.

THE Municipality of Naples has finally agreed terms for a €90m contract with CAF to supply 10 six-car metro trains for Line 1 for delivery in 2019 with an option for 10 additional trains.

The city announced in June 2016 that it had selected CAF as preferred bidder for the contract. Tendering began in August 2015 and three suppliers submitted bids for the contract, which is being partially financed by the European Union.

The standard-gauge trains will supplement the Firema-Ansaldo-Breda trains already in service on Line 1, which opened in 1993.

Line 1 is currently being extended from Garibaldi station to Naples International Airport at Capodichino.

At present Line 1 carries around 135,000 passengers per day on weekdays, with services running at eight-minute headways at peak times.

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