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March 24, 2015

CAF to deliver eight high-speed trains for Norway’s Flytoget

Spanish train manufacturer CAF has secured a €120m contract from Norway's Flytoget to deliver eight Oaris high-speed trains, associated spare parts and technical support.

By Samseer M

Spanish train manufacturer CAF has secured a €120m contract from Norway’s Flytoget to deliver eight Oaris high-speed trains, associated spare parts and technical support.

Flytoget currently operates the Airport Express train in Oslo between the airport, the city central station and westbound to Drammen.

The first train in this series is expected to start operations in 2018.

The Oaris trains comprises four cars and feature latest technical developments for energy-efficiency, environmental friendliness, safety features and ease of access.

"These trains will be capable of running up to 350km/h and also equipped with dynamic, aerodynamic and noise technology."

These trains will be capable of running up to 350km/h and also equipped with dynamic, aerodynamic and noise technology, offering better performance in terms of comfort and functionality.

In addition, the new trains provide facilities for passengers with reduced mobility and are equipped with latest innovations in passenger comfort to achieve a superior travel experience.

This year, CAF has so far received contracts worth more than €350m, including the supply of cars for the franchise in Scotland Caledonian Sleeper, the Utrecht tram project and the signalling contract for the Monforte del Cid – Murcia line.

For Serco Caledonian Sleepers, CAF will deliver 75 rolling stock coaches, in addition to related spares and technical support. The new coaches will offer travel options, including en-suite and standard berths, POD and standard seating, as well as enhanced catering and accessibility.

In a contract with Utrecht Regional Authority (BRU), CAF will be supplying 27 trams for the new Uithof Line that connects the Central Station with the Utrecht University Campus, the Netherlands.

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