Roma goes for red
Posted on 8th January 2024 at 11:09
The EUR 130M contract with CAF for 40 33.5m five-section Urbos low-floor trams, including spares and maintenance for five years, was signed on 2 January. They will carry a new red livery to reflect the Pompeian standard gradually introduced since 2013. There is an option for a further 81 trams.
With a capacity of 215 passengers (68 seated), the OESS battery system for off-wire operation is specified,. They should start entering service in June 2025 (prototype) and 2026.
Councillor Eugenio Patané, Chair of the mobility committee, said, 'Here they are, the beautiful new tram sets for Roma that, after a lot of effort and work put in these years by the Department of Mobility and ATAC to reach the conclusion of the final contract, CAF has started to make and the first will arrive in 2025.
I am a modern discoverer of tram technology and as you can see they are beautiful. They will allow us to replace the historic Stanga trams (six of which will be renovated to serve the archeotram and one will go to the museum) and to serve the new lines being built. They will be 33.5 meters long, they will have a swivelling front bogie to reduce the outswing on curves'.
ATAC SpA, the public transport operator for the metropolitan area of the Italian capital is 100% owned by the city council and is the largest urban transport company in Italy. In addition to the six-line 36km tramway network, ATAC manages Roma’s three metro lines as well as the urban bus and trolleybus lines that support the city’s mobility.
The CAF tram design for Roma. (ATAC)
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