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CAF Mexico closes a contract to manufacture 23 trains for New Zealand

Mexico City, Mexico — CAF Mexico has signed a contract for more than 130 million Euros to manufacture 23 electric trains for the city of Auckland, New Zealand. Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) Mexico, will manufacture the trains at its plant in Huehuetoca, State of Mexico.

The company reported in a statement that the production of these trains, with a capacity of 380 passengers each, will begin in March 2023 and is estimated to end in 2025.

The general director of CAF Mexico, Maximiliano Zurita, indicated that this new project for the Huehuetoca plant is the result of the high quality standards of other trains that are manufactured at the plant through Mexican technology and talent.

The agreement is an extension of the 2011 contract awarded to Grupo CAF, the company’s parent company in Spain, for the supply of 57 electrical units to which 15 units were added in 2017.

The company is also currently working with the Federal Government of Mexico to expand the Suburban Train to the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA).