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CAF to supply 60 battery-powered trains in Germany




German transport authorities Zweckverband Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr and Zweckverband Nahverkehr WestfalenLippe, transport operators in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, have awarded CAF the supply of 60 battery-powered trains.


CAF to supply 60 battery-powered trains in Germany

(14/07/2021)   

The contract obtained by CAF is the largest developed in the world with this type of technology, and it also includes the maintenance of the trains for a period of 30 years. The electric traction units will be battery-powered trains able to run on non-electrified lines in addition to conventional operation on tracks with catenary.

North Rhine-Westphalia, whose capital is Düsseldorf, is the most populated Federal State of Germany and has a population of close to 18 million inhabitants. The two transport authorities that have awarded this contract are responsible for both rail and bus transport.

 

 


 
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