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August 24, 2012

Tram Birminhgam fitted with Urbos motors

Spanish train manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) will supply 16 new Urbos trams for West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE), Birmingham‘s (UK) public transport system.
The vehicles will be equipped with 128 Urbos motors by Traktionssysteme Austria from Wiener Neudorf, Austria.

The carbody of the 100% low-floor tram is made of aluminium. The 30 m long and 2.67 m wide Urbos vehicle will be able to reach a speed of 70 km/h.

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