CAF wins tender to supply additional trams for Birmingham

CAF has been selected to supply 21 Urbos catenary-free trams for Birmingham by West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), the organisation that manages transport and economic development in the region. The first Urbos units are scheduled for delivery in late 2021.

In addition, the contract includes technical support services and the supply of spares for a 30-year term. The total contract value is in excess of €90 million.

The new Urbos units will be equipped with Greentech On-board Energy Storage solution which eliminates the need for catenary.

The new trams will join the existing Urbos fleet on the Midland Metro line linking Birmingham and Wolverhampton and the extension to Centenary Square.