HOUSTON LRV

In 2011, CAF signed a contract to supply, and subsequently maintain, 39 streetcars for the city of Houston. This is an Urbos 70% low floor, bidirectional streetcar made up of 3 modules.

The new vehicles will run in six different lines of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) which will be operative in 2014. All units have been produced at the CAF plant in the USA, in Elmira.

This project revalidates CAF’s experience as streetcar supplier in the United States, as they have previously supplied articulated units for the cities of Sacramento and Pittsburgh.

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Technical data sheet

  • Composition Mc-T-Mc
  • Train length (mm): 29.100
  • Total passenger capacity 242 (6p/m2)
  • Maximum speed (km/h) 92,8
  • Equipment
    • Sanders
    • SIV-CCTV
    • WIFI for com. With control post
    • COSMOS
    • Events Log
    • Radio
    • Person counter.
    • TWC