The first high speed train with Talgo gauge change system that allows trains to change the track gauge without needing to stop.
The Talgo XXI, a versatile model which was designed for high speed services, intercity and regional services, is a high performance train that holds the world record of high speed with diesel traction (256 km/h).
Talgo XXI Structure
|Maximum safety, reliability and comfort.|
|Independent wheelsets on the hauled axles, which avoid the yaw movement and a great adaptability to any track.|
|Intermediate axles permanently guided on the track by a strong guidance mechanism that maintains the wheels parallel to the track under all circumstances.|
|High comfort tilting suspension on the intermediate axles, with natural tilting of the carbodies towards the inside of the curves.|
|Articulated couplings between the coaches with anti-overturning and anti-overlapping systems.|
|Maximum cost effective operation.|
|Lightweight coaches with very low weight per seat and reduced energy consumption in commercial use.|
|Minimum aggressiveness and wear and tear on the tracks, due to the guided axles with interdependent wheels.|
|Zero energy consumption for tilting the carbodies on the curves.|
|Maximum operating versatility.|
|Maximum travelling speed: 220 km/h.|
|Engine coaches with driver cab at both ends of the train, allowing it to be operated as “Push-Pull”.|
|Multiple operation with two trains, from a single driving position.|
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