Urbos 100 Class

Urbos 100 Light Rail Vehicle 2153 heading from Newcastle Interchange to Newcastle Beach, near Queens Wharf station, 14 April 2019.

Road numbers:

2151–6

 

Operator:

Newcastle Transport

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2019

 

Number built:

6

 

Type:

Five-section articulated light rail vehicle

 

Manufacturer:

Construcciones y Auxiliar Ferrocarriles

 

Manufacturing location:

Zaragoza, Spain

 

Motors:

Unknown

 

Weight:

40.0 t

 

Length:

33.0 m

 

Seats:

60

The Urbos 100 Light Rail Vehicles entered service in Newcastle to inaugurate the light rail line in February 2019. They are similar to the Urbos 3 LRVs that operate on the Sydney Light Rail L1 line. Since the Newcastle light rail line does not have overhead wires, the Newcastle Urbos 100 vehicles have on-board energy storage that can be recharged at stations. They have a low floor throughout, and include luggage racks and surfboard racks. Their possible maximum speed is 80 km/h, but in service they are restricted to 40 km/h.