Urbos

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Urbos 1 tram in Bilbao.
Urbos 2 operating on the Seville Metro
Urbos 2 operating in Vélez-Málaga
Urbos 3 tram in Belgrade.
Urbos 3 in Edinburgh.

Urbos is a family of light rail vehicles built by CAF.

There are three generations of Urbos:

Urbos 1[edit]

This series was only sold to Euskotren to operate tram services in Bilbao.[1]

Urbos 2[edit]

Urbos 3[edit]

Urbos 3 has several technical innovations including supercapacitors, allowing brief operation without an external electrical supply.[2] This ACR system (Acumulador de Carga Rápida[3]) allowed the tramway operator in Sevilla to remove the overhead wires in key locations during Holy Week 2011.[4] They have low floors and a maximum speed of 70 km/h. They have been ordered by or are in use in light rail and tram networks in:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Revista Vía Libre, mayo 2009, «Urbos3, la nueva generación de tranvías»
  2. ^ "The CAF Rapid Charge Accumulator: Technology for removing catenary between stations". 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  3. ^ es:Acumulador de Carga Rápida
  4. ^ http://www.diariodesevilla.es/article/sevilla/656857/las/catenarias/seran/desmontadas/este/fin/semana/cara/la/semana/santa.html
  5. ^ "VLTs de Cuiabá serão fabricados na Espanha (in Portuguese)". Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  6. ^ "Beograd to buy 30 CAF trams". Railway Gazette International. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  7. ^ "Átadták a debreceni 2-es villamosvonalat-Linie2 Open in Debrecen". 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  8. ^ "Railway Gazette: Urbos 3 concept on display in Málaga". Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  9. ^ "CAF wins Urbos tram contracts". Railway Gazette International. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  10. ^ a b "CAF wins Urbos tram contracts". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  11. ^ "Zaragoza tram Line 1 enters service". Railway Gazette International. 2011-04-26. 
  12. ^ "CAF named preferred bidder to supply new Midland Metro trams". Railway Gazette International. 2 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Work begins on £128m Midland Metro expansion project". Railway Gazette International (London). 22 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Kaohsiung picks CAF to build catenary-free trams". Railway Gazette International. 2013-01-07. 
  15. ^ "CAF USA Selected As Preferred Vendor For Streetcar Vehicles". 2013-04-12. 
  16. ^ http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/urban/single-view/view/caf-wins-sydney-tram-order.html
  17. ^ "VAG kauft Trams bei spanischem Hersteller". Badische Zeitung. 25 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Von 2015 an rollen spanische Trams". Badische Zeitung. 15 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "Spanish firm CAF will supply streetcars". Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  20. ^ "Budapest orders CAF trams". Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  21. ^ "37 instead of 47 units of the new tram arrives in Budapest". Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  22. ^ "Aannemer Uithoflijn en leverancier trams geselecteerd". Uithoflijn. 2014-12-01. 

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