In 2017, the Seattle Department of Transport (SDOT) awarded CAF with the supply of new streetcars. Specifically, these new units are part of CAF's Urbos tramway platform and each consist of 3 modules.

The vehicle is 100% low floor and all passenger traffic barriers have been removed, with the added benefit that passenger boarding and alighting from / to platforms at a similar level to sidewalks is extremely comfortable.

In addition, these new streetcars will be equipped with a CAF Power&Automation-supplied Onboard Energy Storage System allowing them to run catenary-free.

The new units will provide service on a new line which will be added to the present South Lake Union and First Hill Streetcar lines to create new North-South connections across the Seattle city-center. With over 3.2 million inhabitants residing in the greater metropolitan area, this City is developing a modern streetcar system that will provide new urban mobility options for its citizens.

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Technical data sheet

  • CompositionMc-S-Mc
  • Train length (mm): 22.946
  • Total Passenger Capacity 165 (6p/m2)
  • Maximum speed (km/h) 70
  • Equipment
    • Passenger saloon and cab air conditioning
    • Audio-visual passenger information
    • On Board Passenger Counting System
    • Event Recorder (black box)
    • Control and monitoring system
    • Video surveillance
    • Fire detection system