CAF is the supplier of the new LRVs for the German operator Ruhrbahn GmbH.

The new units will be two-directional, 28 metres in length and are designed for a maximum speed of 80 km/h. In addition and for enhanced safety, the units will be fitted with a driver assistance system and rear-view cameras instead of the usual mirrors.  

The vehicles will run on the tram network which serves the cities of Essen and Mülheim and connects them to each other. This network currently spans a total of 155 kilometres, serving as the transport backbone for the entire metropolitan area.


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Technical data sheet

  • CompositionMc-Mc
  • Train length (mm): 28,000
  • Maximum speed (km/h) 80
  • Equipment
    • HVAC
    • Passenger information system 
    • Video surveillance system 
    • TCMS System
    • Obstacle detection
    • Automatic coupling
    • Gangways
    • Event Recorder


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