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2014/11/17

AWARDING OF A CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR THE BUCHAREST METRO

The company Metrorex, the Bucharest metro system operator, has approved CAF the extension of the contract to supply metro units for the Romanian capital.

 

This extension consist in the supply of 8 new metro units, to add to the 16 units first awarded to CAF in September 2011, which are currently in revenue service operation. The extension amounts to approximately 47 million euros, and will be financed with European Investment Bank funds.

 

The new units will be similar to those recently delivered, consisting of 6 cars with a stainless steel structure, four of which are motor cars and the other two trailer cars. The units provide for a passenger capacity of 1,200, along a length of 114m, with an unobstructed passage along the entire train.

 

These vehicles are designed for mass passenger transit, with the utmost quality and safety standards, and can be accessed by persons with reduced mobility, with two areas for wheelchair users.

 

Once more, this extension confirms the company's clear commitment to increasing their presence on the European market, where they were recently awarded the major contract to supply units for the Dutch company, NS. This is yet another to add to the various European capitals such as Belgrade, Istanbul, Stockholm, Tallin, Helsinki or Rome, where CAF currently has projects underway.

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