CAF wins driverless trains contract in London


CAF has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture and supply a fleet of 43 trains for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) by Transport for London (TfL).

The units will be composed of 5 cars and they will provide a number of significant improvements for passengers. This includes the latest audio and visual real-time travel information, air conditioning, mobile device charging points, multi-use areas – which can accommodate pushchairs, bicycles and luggage – and dedicated wheelchair spaces.

It is estimated that the new trains will begin service with passengers in the year 2023. Thirty-three trains will replace DLR’s oldest rolling stock which is nearly thirty years old and 10 will increase frequency and capacity across the network.