CAF is supplying 18 seven-section Urbos 100 low-floor LRVs, together with signalling, an automatic vehicle location system, tramway signal priority system, depot equipment, and a driving simulator under a €100m contract announced in December 2017.
The 45.41m-long seven-section LRV will initially be transferred to the line’s depot and operational control centre at Richelieu, where testing will be carried out. Five more LRVs are due to be delivered to Mauritius by the end of the year.
Jugnauth confirmed during the ceremony that the 13km Phase 1 linking the capital Port Louis with Rose Hill is still on schedule to open in September. The launch of operations will be marked with a period of free travel on the new line.
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