GVB selects CAF to supply 63 new bi-directional trams for Amsterdam
12 September 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Following a comprehensive tender process, launched in July last year, CAF has been named preferred bidder to supply 63 new trams for service in Amsterdam, as well as options for up to 60 additional trams.
Bi-directional trams to enter service in 2019
The trams, due to enter service in the second half of 2019, will run on the 213.3 km long Amsterdam Metropolitan network. The network consists of 16 lines with 490 stations in total. According to GVB, the vehicles will enter service on the new the new Amstelveen line.
According to CAF, the low-floor, bi-directional vehicles will be fully accessible combining modern aesthetics with state-of-the-art equipment.
The order follows a previous delivery by CAF in 1994 for the supply of 37 light rail vehicles for Amsterdam’s underground network.