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Public transport operator Sporveien has selected CAF’s bid for the supply of 87 trams to Norwegian capital Oslo.
The contract, which is expected to be valued at more than €200m, includes the option to deliver an additional 60 trams.
Similar to the vehicles delivered to the French city of Nantes, the 34m-long trams will feature six double access doors and will be designed to operate under the Norwegian weather.
All units will be equipped with Wi-Fi, USB chargers, double screens for the passenger information system, as well as a ‘head-up display’ in a bid to avoid collision with pedestrians.
They have also been designed to minimise the environmental impact throughout their operational cycle.
“One of the main means of transport in the city, the tram network serves more than 130,000 passengers daily.”
The trams are part of CAF’s Urbos range, which will also be delivered to other European cities, including Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Birmingham.
This is the second contract CAF has managed to secure in the Scandinavian country. The company is currently testing its high-speed Oaris range units as part of its contract with Flytoget.
The Oaris vehicles will operate between Finland’s Gardermoen Airport and Oslo city centre.
Overall, the Oslo tram network comprises six lines, serving a total of 99 stops along the routes.
One of the main means of transport in the city, the tram network serves more than 130,000 passengers daily.
The acquisition of new trams comes as part of a comprehensive plan to extend and modernise the tram network of the city.
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