Prototype for the Train 18, India

Thursday, 06 June 2019 11:40
Prototype for the Train 18, India

CAF Power & Automation has been selected to manufacture a prototype for the Train 18, India

CAF Power & Automation has been selected to develop and manufacture a traction chain and electrical components prototype for the Train 18, India.

It is a semi-high-speed interurban train designed and built by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai as part of the Make in India initiative.

CAF India Private Limited (associated with CAF P&A) received at the end of May 2019 this request for development, eceived at the end of May 2019 this request for development, which could be extended in the future. A new tender will soon be launched for 37 trains, which is expected to be awarded in 2020, which could mean a project of between 50 and 75 million euros.

Likewise, the Indian Ministry of Railways has already announced that it will need 130 vehicles of this model in the next 3-5 years.

ICF AND VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS

ICF Integral Coach Factory, from Chennai, is a company with a long trajectory in the railway sector. Since 1955 its activity is focused on the design and manufacture of passenger vehicles, such as EMUS and metros, with an approximate production of 2000 cars per year.

Train 18 is the new and emblematic train designed and developed by ICF, which entered into service at the end of October 2018..

CAF Power IN INDIA

CAF Power & Automation is present in the Indian railway market since 2013. TThat year it began to collaborate with the company CLW-Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, one of the most important locomotive manufacturers in the world.

Since then, more than 250 WAG 9 locomotives have been equipped with CAF Power & Automation traction systems.