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Sunday, November 28, 2021

CAF will deliver 28 light rail vehicles to Calgary


Key Takeaways:

  • Technical support and maintenance spares supply agreement services are included in this contract.
  • The City of Calgary in Canada has awarded The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) a contract to deliver 28 light rail vehicles (LRVs) units.

The contract is worth about $338.76 million (€300 million), including the base contract and all options.

These vehicles will be used on the city’s proposed Green Line, which will run north-south for 46 kilometers. The project entails the design, manufacture, and commissioning of 28 LRVs and the supply of depot units, specific tools, and testing equipment.

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It also includes a technical support and maintenance spares supply agreement (TSMSSA) service and the option to increase the delivery by up to 24 LRVs and the TSMSSA service term.

The original 20-kilometer route connecting Shepard Station and the 16 Avenue North station in the north is still under construction.

The Federal Government of Canada, the Province, and the Municipality of Calgary have all contributed to this project, with a budget of roughly $3.84 billion (€3.4 billion). The unit, part of CAF’s tram platform URBOS, will be seven modules that will span 42 meters. It will be able to accommodate roughly 288 passengers in addition to its spaciousness and vehicle accessibility.

Societe Generale has established a $121.84 million (€107.9 million) green guarantee facility for CAF. In line with their contract with SNCF Voyageurs, this green trade finance facility will be utilized to issue advance payment bonds insured by CESCE, the Spanish Export Credit Agency.

This contract is for the delivery of 28 train units for the Paris Toulouse, and Paris Clermont-Ferrand routes, with a further 75 units. Knorr-Bremse, a German brake systems company, signed a global maintenance framework agreement with CAF last week.

Source: railway-technology

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