Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles’ (CAF) business unit CAF USA has received an $811m contract from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for the supply of light rail vehicles (LRVs). Under the contract, CAF USA will deliver 102 LRVs to operate on the Green Line in the City of Boston. The contract involves the manufacturing of the vehicles, two driving simulators, fleet parts, special tools, and test equipment for the vehicles supplied. The company will also provide a warranty technical service for three years. Furthermore, the contract has various options for the acquisition of additional vehicles and equipment besides the 102LRVs. In 2014, CAF USA also secured a contract for the manufacturing of 24 LRVs called Type 9. These LRVs are currently operating on the Green Line, which consists of four branches along over 30km. The new units, which will be known as Type 10 and includes seven modules, will be used for the replacement of Type 7 and 8 models that are currently operating on the line.
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