CAF will maintain the fleet of 69 cars, which it supplied in 2002-04, for another 15 years at a cost of more than €60m. CAF Rail UK will maintain the trains at Translink’s workshops in York Road and Adelaide, Belfast.

CAF also maintains Translink’s 60 class 4000 DMU cars under a 15-year contract, and is manufacturing another 56 intermediate cars for the class 4000 fleet.