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CAF to supply 43 driverless trains to Transport for London
   
 
  

CAF has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture and supply a fleet of 43 driverless trains for the Docklands Light Railway, managed by Transport for London. The contract involves an agreement to provide technical support services and spares supply.


CAF to supply 43 driverless trains to Transport for London

(10/07/2019) 


The 5-car trains will be based on CAF’s Metro vehicle design and will enter commercial service in 2023. The new trains will be a similar length to the current 3-car trains currently operating on the line, but they will offer audiovisual real-time travel information, air conditioning, mobile device charging points, multi-use areas that can accommodate pushchairs, bicycles and luggage, and dedicated wheelchair spaces.

Out of the 43 trains, 33 will replace rolling stock that is nearly thirty years old, while the additional 10 units will contribute to increase frequency and capacity across the network. The modernisation of the Docklands Light Railway is part of London’s strategy to improve public transport in order to reduce reliance on the car and contribute to the target of 80 per cent of journeys made by public transport, cycling or walking by 2041.

 

 

 


 

 


 
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