These new units will run on the Metropolitan Line B of the Immortal City between Laurentina and Rebibbia, as well as on the Northern extension of this line, B1, the first section of which was opened this summer with three stations, with plans to eventually reach Ionio with the commissioning of the new units.
CAF has signed a new contract with the Rome City Council – ROMA CAPITALE – for the supply of 15 ROME METRO Units, with 6 cars each, including the maintenance of the Units for a period of five years. The deal is worth €113 million.
These units are added to the 53 units already supplied by CAF for the ROME METRO since the signing of the initial contract in 2002, which are already providing passenger services on lines A, B and Rome-Lido, with the highest reliability and availability standards in the market.
The new Rome Metro trains supplied by CAF will be made of aluminium, 6 car consists with 4 being motor cars and cabbed cars on both ends. They will also feature an unobstructed corridor enabling passengers to walk all along the train.
These units have the most advanced technology and are designed for massive passenger transit under the most stringent quality and safety standards.
This is a confirmation of the Company’s determination to play a greater role in the Italian market, where, in addition to the various successive contracts executed for the Rome Metro in the last few years, the Company is also supplying 8 Civity EMUs for Trieste and the Sardinia DMUs, and signed a contract late last year for the supply of 250 bogies for the Milan Metro.