17 August of 2022
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has received a light rail contract from the Australian and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Governments for Canberra Metro in the country.
Under the contract, CAF will deliver five new light rail vehicles (LRVs) from 2024.
The company will also retrofit onboard batteries to Canberra’s existing light rail fleet of 14 vehicles. It will enable the fleet to operate on the wire-free extension to Commonwealth Park and the future Stage 2B extension to Woden.
The new LRVs will also enable existing vehicles to temporarily halt their services and retrofit them with batteries, without affecting existing light rail services, stated the ACT government.