[DE / Expert] CAF Civity battery-electric trains for Niederrhein/Munsterland [updatedx5]



Since 2021, the transport authorities of the Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) and Westfalen-Lippe (NWL) regions are working with manufacturer CAF to significantly reduce the CO2 emissions of trains on non-electrified track sections. Over seventy battery-electric multiple units will be built to replace diesel trains – The share of passenger kilometers made with diesel trains will drop to less than ten percent.  Let’s have a look at the trains’ specifications, the lines on which they will run, and which operators will use them:

This article was originally published on 24.06.2021 and updated on 08.07.2021, 11.08.2021, 04.04.2022, 18.04.2022, 27.05.2022, and 27.06.2022.


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