BRU has chosen CAF to supply a fleet of 27 32m-long low-floor LRVs, which will be delivered from January 2017. The vehicles will be delivered to the depot at Nieuwegein on the Utrecht – Nieuwegein/IJsselstein fast tram line. BRU intends to convert this line into a conventional tram line, which will be compatible with the Uithof Line.
Royal BAM Group has been selected to carry out infrastructure works, including the installation of track and catenary and construction of the line's nine stations.
Both contracts will be finalised on December 23 if no appeals are made by the other bidders.
Preparatory works are underway and major construction will begin in the second half of next year. Commercial services are due to start on the €440m line in mid-2018 with a journey time of around 17 minutes between Utrecht Central and De Uithof.