Lund – Malmö quadruple tracking contract
Prime Minister inaugurates Napoli Afragola station
ÖBB starts Pyhrnstrecke station upgrading
Weekly LCL service widens appeal of China-Europe rail route
Siemens to buy planning software company HaCon
Hupac orders eight multisystem locomotives
Montecargo privatisation cancelled
IONX and Ermewa agree telematics partnership
High-value chemicals travel from China to Europe by rail
DB Regio selected for Rhein-Neckar operating contract
A firm order for a further 15 Talgo Avril high speed trainsets was approved by the RENFE board on May 31.
They will have gauge-changing equipment to enable them to operate on 1 668 mm routes as well as 1 435 mm gauge lines, and will be equipped for use under three electrification systems.
The order is being placed as an option on a €786·5m contract for 15 of the 330 km/h trainsets which was awarded to Talgo in November 2016.
The latest order is worth €242·7m, plus €252·3m for 30 years of maintenance by a joint venture of RENFE’s rolling stock maintenance business and Talgo. RENFE has the right to undertake certain heavy maintenance activities in-house. The manufacturer will offer a five-year warranty period and must provide a high level of fleet availability.
Under an accelerated delivery schedule, the gauge-changing trainsets are due to be introduced during the first half of 2020.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2019 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.