CAF to build 21 trainsets for Istanbul Metro

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has awarded the Japanese company Mitsubishi and CAF a new project to supply trains for the city’s Metro, valued at 119 million euros.

The Gipuzkoa company will manufacture 21 trainsets for the Turkish city’s Metro. According to the company, the negotiations to seal this contract with the Istanbul Metro management company lasted several months, leading to the recent signing of the contract.

The company will produce 21 six-car driverless trainsets, which means the manufacture of a total of 126 carriages. The trains will run on the future Metro line M5 in the city’s network.

CAF will manufacture the vehicles, while the Japanese group will supply the electrical equipment, including automated operating systems, which have never previously been deployed Turkey.

Delivery of the first units, which will run entirely underground for 19 kilometres from Üsküdar to Ümraniye and Çekmeköy, on the Asian side of the city, is expected to take place in late 2016 or early 2017.

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