CAF to supply maintenance locomotives for RATP operated regional railway
Posted: 6 February 2017 | | No comments yet
Rolling stock manufacturer CAF has won a contract to supply maintenance locomotives to RATP for service on its regional railway network in the Paris metropolitan area.
Paris public transport operator RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) has awarded CAF a contract for the design and manufacture of dual-mode electric locomotives. This will allow the vehicles to run by drawing power through overhead wires as well as through batteries located inside the units. The €65 million contract will supply 12 units and include the option to acquire up to 6 additional locomotives.
RATP maintenance locomotives to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019
RATP manages the Metro Paris network; city and intercity transport in Paris and the greater Paris metropolitan area; as well as regional lines (RER). In this instance, the units will be used to tow trains providing maintenance for the regional railway network infrastructure which it operates.
The shunting locomotives have a power range of 1000 kW and are equipped with nickel-cadmium batteries which enable them to carry out completely autonomous maintenance activities.
According to CAF, the locomotives are expected to be manufactured from mid-2018 at its plant in Bagnères de Bigorre, France. It is likely that the first unit will be delivered in the first quarter of 2019.