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CAF Oaris

CAF Oaris
Manufacturer CAF
Train length 8-car set, 202.24 m (663 ft 6 in)
Car length End car, 26,780 mm (87 ft 10 in)
middle cars, 24,780 mm (81 ft 4 in)
Width (?)
Height (?)
Floor height (?)
Platform height (?)
Maximum speed Design speed,
350 km/h (220 mph)
Service speed,
320 km/h (200 mph)
Weight (?)
Power output 660 kW (890 hp) per motor, 5,280 kW (7,080 hp) per 4-car set,
7,920 kW (10,620 hp) per 6-car set,
10,560 kW (14,160 hp) per 8-car set
Power supply Overhead catenary
Electric system(s) 25 kV 50 Hz AC, 15 kV 16.7 Hz,
3 kV DC, 1.5 kV DC
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge,
1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in) (Iberian gauge),
variable gauge
Oaris is a modular high-speed train platform developed by the Spanish manufacturer CAF.[1]


  • Technical details 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Technical details

Oaris will be a non-articulated electric multiple unit with distributed traction, enabling 4-car, 6-car and 8-car configurations.[1] Each car will have one powered bogie, with electric motors on both wheelsets, and one unpowered bogie.[2] Power equipment will be designed to enable adaptation to all four of the main overhead electrification systems in use across Europe. For the train, running gear with 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard gauge), 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in) (Iberian gauge) and variable gauge options is developed.[2]

Oaris bodyshells will be manufactured from aluminium.[1] The driving end cars will be 26,780 mm (87 ft 10 in) long, middle cars 24,780 mm (81 ft 4 in) long, an 8-car set will be 202.24 m (663 ft 6 in) long.

The train will be fitted with 660 kW (890 hp) motors, giving a total power of 5,280 kW (7,080 hp) in the 4-car, 7,920 kW (10,620 hp) in the 6-car, and 10,560 kW (14,160 hp) in the 8-car configuration. Design speed is 350 km/h (220 mph), planned top speed in service is 320 km/h (200 mph).


  • May 2010. After fours years of development in a project supported by CDTI, CAF announced the Oaris platform with the unveiling of a full-scale mock-up in May 2010 in the International Rail Forum 2010 at Valencia.[1]
  • September 2010. A prototype starts to be assembled by CAF.[3] It has 4 cars and is designed for 216 seats. Renfe has reserved the class 105 for the prototype.[2]
  • January 14, 2011. CAF announces that the prototype is finished and will undergo dynamic tests in early 2011.[4]
  • December 2011. Four-car prototype undergoes trials at up to 352 km/h on the Madrid to Sevilla route.[2]
  • Spring 2013. Prototype gets homologation by Brazilian Railindustry Association, which will allow CAF to offer trains for the proposed high-speed rail connection between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.[5]
  • 2013. Test runs for homologation in Spain. In October 2013 company sources said the approval process of Oaris is in the final stages and within months is ready for operation.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "CAF unveils Oaris high speed train concept".  
  2. ^ a b c d "CAF tests prototype Oaris high speed train".  
  3. ^ Article CAF-Oaris at (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "CAF sacará a vía su tren de alta velocidad en el primer trimestre" (in Spanish). Diario Vasco. 14 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Carlos Gómez (10 May 2013). "CAF corre menos para no descarrilar" (in Spanish).  
  6. ^ Miguel Ánguel Gavira (28 October 2013). "Talgo y CAF quieren aprovechar la apertura ferroviaria para impulsar sus nuevos AVE" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 January 2014. 

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