Urbos 100 Class
Urbos 100 Light Rail Vehicle 2153 heading from Newcastle Interchange to Newcastle Beach, near Queens Wharf station, 14 April 2019.
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Five-section articulated light rail vehicle
Construcciones y Auxiliar Ferrocarriles
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.