CAF secures new orders in Luxembourg, Germany and Sweden

CAF has announced three new contracts to supply trams for Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Freiburg, Germany; and Lund, Sweden.

Combined, the deals are worth almost €100 million.

Luxtram has selected CAF to supply 12 trams for the second phase of Luxembourg City’s tram network, a catenary-free line which is currently under construction.

These Urbos 3 trams will cost €40 million and be powered through a ground-level charging system at stops.

CAF previously struck a deal with Luxtram for 21 units in 2015. These are now in revenue service.

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CAF Turnkey & Engineering will be in charge of supplying facilities and charging equipment for each tram stop.

Elsewhere, the City of Freiburg has exercised its option for another five Urbos trams from an initial deal signed for 12 trams. CAF said that it expects this order to be extended once more with a seven-unit order.

Skånetrafiken, the transport operator of the Skåne region in the south of Sweden, has ordered seven Urbos trams to operate along a 5.5km-long line which is currently under construction in the city of Lund.

Maintenance for 10 years and the option for an extension to the order are both also covered in this deal with Skånetrafiken.

The value of these two contracts is almost €60 million.

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