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CAF delays introduction of automated Inneo metro trains for London

2 July 2024
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The CAF Inneo train at the Canary Wharf station of the London metro
The CAF Inneo train at the Canary Wharf station of the London metro. Source: TfL
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Sotnikov Kirill, Editorial Contributor

UK: The initial schedule for the entry into service of the first five-car trains was for April, but this has now been postponed to the end of the year. The entire fleet is scheduled to commence passenger service in the summer of 2026.

Stuart Harvey, Chief Capital Officer of TfL, has stated that the trains encountered issues with their alarm and braking systems during the tests. At the same time, the delivery schedule is ahead of expectations, with 30 of the 54 trains ordered having been handed over to the customer.

The contract for 43 GoA3 metro trains of the Inneo family, valued at approximately €400 mln, was signed in 2019, with an additional 11 trains subsequently added.

In 2022, there were some operational challenges with the CAF Inneo trains for Naples. The inaugural train was taken out of service temporarily a month after launch due to a software malfunction that prevented the compressor from functioning as intended.

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