The Flanders Public Transport Operator De Lijn, Belgium, has approved the purchase of 23 additional CAF trams totaling EUR 44 million. The Urbos tram has a capacity of 187 passengers and are designed to run at speeds of 70 km/h.
These new 23 Urbos trams are part of the third contract batch signed with CAF in October 2017 the scope of which is the manufacture and supply of up to 146 trams in various batches which will be consecutively triggered by the operator. The first two batches of 24 trams each were triggered in 2017 with the signature of the contract.
De Lijn is the Flemish public operator for buses and tramways, which carries about 530 million passengers per year.