Talgo starts dynamic testing of Avril trains

Spanish manufacturer Talgo has announced the start of the final test phase for new Avril trains designed for speeds up to 360 km/h. The company must supply 30 units of such rolling stock to the passenger operator Renfe, informs Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Talgo press release.

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Picture: www.talgo.com

The tests are carried out on the section of the line connecting Madrid with Galicia.

“This is the lightest train on the market, which has a capacity of up to 581 seats … The maximum speed in commercial operation will be 330 km/h,” the message says.

The train is 200 meters long and includes 12 passenger railcars.

The train procurement tender was announced by Renfe in 2016. Half of the trains will be equipped with bogies with automatic gauge change and technology for working with several types of current. This is done for their operation on the 1465 mm high-speed road network and on the traditional national gauge of 1676 mm. Another 10 trains will be prepared for international traffic with France.

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