Oslo to purchase 87 CAF trams

Oslo public transport operator, Sporveien, selected CAF to supply 87 Urbos low floor trams with an additional option for another 60 trams. The value of the contract will exceed EUR 200 million.
This marks one of the largest tram contracts that CAF has been awarded to date, and the largest tender, in terms of volume, open this year on the tram market.
The new vehicles will have a length of 34 metres with six double access doors. The design includes special features to withstand the typical demanding weather conditions in Norway.
The units also include state-of-the-art systems such as the “head-up display”, the scope radar to prevent running people over, wi-fi, USB chargers, double screens for the passenger information system, etc. The Urbos range trams are designed to reduce the impact on the environment during the entire operating life of the unit, from its original design, to its manufacturing, its energy consumption through to its recyclability.
The acquisition of new trams is part of Oslo’s tram extension and modernisation programme. The city’s tram network consists of six lines with a total of 99 stops along the routes and, serving a daily total of 130,000 passengers. Tram transport services has become one of the city’s main means of transport.