Zweckverband Schönbuchbahn (ZVS), public transport authority in Germany, awarded CAF a contract for the supply of 9 three-car Light Rail Vehicle units for the Schönbuchbahn and the integral maintenance over 19 years with the option to request up to an additional 19 trains. The contract consists of cutting edge trains equipped with state of the art technology for this new type of vehicle.
The base contract for the supply of rolling stock is EUR 51.3 million. The trains will be delivered in 2020 with start of operation end of 2020.
Each three-car unit will provide a capacity to transport a large number of passengers and will also be fitted out with spacious gangways, as well as areas allotted specifically for persons with reduced mobility.
The new electrical LRVs will be operated on the network of ZVS between Böblingen – Holzgerlingen – Dettenhausen.