CAF to supply 43 units for Brussels Metro
8 August 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Brussels public transport operator Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (MIVB/STIB) has awarded a 12 year framework contract for the supply of units for the Brussels Metro to CAF.
Rolling stock manufacturer CAF will supply 43 units for the Brussels Metro following a framework contract award win for a term of 12 years. The contract, worth €353m, includes the option to order up to 47 additional trains during this period. The new trains will be fitted the latest state-of-the-art technology which will be able to migrate in the course of the project from operation with the current signalling system to operation with CBTC signalling system.
Brussels Metro rolling stock framework contract worth €353m
STIB is the largest public urban transport company in Belgium, managing an extensive transport network, comprising the aforementioned metro network alongside the tram and bus services which, over recent years, has experienced a significant annual increase in passenger figures.
In 2004, CAF supplied 15 metro units for the Brussels Metro – this was later extended in 2009 with the supply of an additional 6 units. These units have since been running on lines 1 and 5 of the Belgian capital’s metro network.
The new metro series will form a part of a macro project which will modernise the Brussels metro. Initially, the project will be implemented on lines 1 and 5 and in various stages: the first trains will be delivered in 2019.