Talgo wins a 281.5 million euro contract with Renfe
Talgo has awarded Renfe a € 281.5 million contract for the production of up to 40 new variable-gauge locomotives.
Spanish national operator Renfe has signed a contract with Talgo for the production of up to 40 new variable-gauge locomotives wit a speeds up to 330 km/h for a total of 281.5 million euros, in addition to a contract for the supply of 26 power units worth 195.5 million euros, which will allow upgrading 13 conventional trains into high-speed trains.
The contracted 26 locomotives will be used to provide traction for each of the 13 trains that are already being modernized. This will maximize infrastructure capacity on high-performance lines and significantly reduce travel times at destinations they do not yet cover.
Talgo Avril trains are energy efficient and currently undergoing a test phase with daily dynamic tests on the Venta de Bagnos Burgos section of the Madrid-Valladolid-Basque Country high-speed line.
As part of the tests required for technical verification, these powertrains of the new Talgo Avril will soon be operating at speeds of over 360 km/h, paving the way for the subsequent commissioning of 13 modernized conventional trains.