On July 4th CAF welcomed an invite from HS2 Ltd to join the list of companies invited to participate in their procurement programme for state-of-the-art high speed trains to operate on the UK’s new high speed network and beyond. Operating at speeds of up to 225mph (360kph), the new fleet will deliver unparalleled levels of reliability, speed and comfort as well as providing much-needed extra capacity between the UK’s major cities and giving a boost to high tech skills and expertise in the UK.
On the other hand, Sporveien, the public operator for all urban transport in the Norwegian capital has given notice that CAF’s bid has been selected for the contract for the supply of 87 trams. The contract volume will exceed 200 million euros, whilst a possible extension of a further 60 trams will also be considered.
CAF has also decided to take an important step within its Strategic Plan, on the road to European leadership in sustainable urban mobility systems. Together with Solaris, CAF will broaden its already extensive range of products enabling it to meet the current and future needs in urban transportation, particularly in electric mobility and multimodal door-to-door solutions. Moreover, by integrating with the Polish company Solaris, the CAF Group will become one of the market leaders in the bus segment.