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Saturday, July 23, 2016
These are the light rail vehicles that will be used in Canberra
CAF is a consortium partner in the Canberra Metro consortium. They are a major manufacturer of light rail vehicles. The Urbos light rail vehicle is a proven design used in many cities around the world.
This light rail vehicle can carry 276 passengers. The average ACTION Bus carries only 80 passengers.
From the manufacturers website here:
"CAF will supply the new LRVs for the Canberra City. CAF is member of the Canberra Metro Consortium entrusted with the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the new light rail line for a term of 20 years. This line will be 12 kilometres long and have 13 stops to link the area of Gungahlin with the centre of the Australian capital.
Vehicles are made of 5 modules based on the Urbos platform. These are 100% low floor bidirectional vehicles providing easy access and moving inside the LRV for all users. The units are designed for the eventual retrofit of an on-board energy storage system which enables catenary-free running between stations.
This project adds to other LRV projects made by CAF for Sydney which are currently providing revenue service on the Inner West Light Rail line."
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