27 Jul

Talgo registers historical highs of 293 million euros of revenues until June driven by increased industrial activity

Talgo S.A., a leading company in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of high-speed light trains, registered a record revenue of 293.3 million euros in the first half of 2021, up by 35% compared to the 216.6 million euros registered in the same period of the previous year. This revenues increase was driven by a strong manufacturing activity, led by the Spanish High-Speed project (Renfe Avril). In quarterly terms, Talgo obtained revenues of 146.2 million euros, in line with the 147.1 million euros obtained in the previous quarter.
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26 May

Talgo secures 281.5 million-euro contract with Renfe

Renfe has awarded Talgo the manufacture of up to 40 new variable gauge and 330 km/h commercial speed powerheads (locomotives), for a maximum amount of 281.5 million euros, with a contract for 26 powerheads for 195.5 million euros, as the last step in transforming 13 conventional trains into very high-speed trains.
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13 May

Talgo increased revenues to 147.1 million euros as a result of greater industrial activity

Talgo S.A., a leading company in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of high-speed light trains, registered a revenue of 147.1 million euros in the first quarter of 2021. The increase in revenue is driven by a higher activity in manufacturing projects, mainly in the Spanish High-Speed project (Renfe Avril), which consolidates the expected revenue growth cycle. Meanwhile, net profit reached 6.4 million euros in the first quarter of 2021.
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09 Mar

Talgo increased revenue by 21,3% and obtained 487 million euros in 2020

Talgo S.A., a leading company in the design, manufacture and maintenance of high-speed light trains, registered a net turnover of 487,1 million euros in 2020, 21,3% more than the 401.7 million euros registered in the same period of the previous year. Likewise, revenues were up by 20.3% during the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with previous quarter. Revenue growth was driven by an increase in industrial activity, as a result of the successful operational measures implemented to normalize the manufacturing pace.
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03 May

RZD launches overnight route between Moscow and the Ruskeala Mountain park, using Talgo intercity trains

Russian Federal Railways company RZD last week launched a new overnight service using Talgo intercity trains. The route connects Moscow with the Republic of Karelia and gives direct access and with no stops to Ruskeala, in northwestern Russia.
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18 Mar

New appointments in Talgo

Talgo has appointed Gonzalo Urquijo Fernández de Araoz as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Gonzalo Urquijo will assume the post as of today and will work with the objective of continuing to enhance the current strategy of growth through internationalisation and diversification of the company.
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12 Apr

General Shareholder's Meeting 2021

In accordance with the legal and statutory regulations in force, the Board of Directors of TALGO, S.A. has resolved to convene a General Shareholders’ Meeting, to be held exclusively by telematic means (i.e., without the physical attendance of the shareholders and their representatives).
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16 Sep

Talgo chooses Extremadura to present its innovative hydrogen propulsion system

Talgo has presented this Wednesday at Don Benito, in Badajoz, its hydrogen-based rail vehicle propulsion system, a green, innovative and efficient alternative to replace diesel engines. The project has been presented within the framework of the first Conference on Hydrogen as a Vector of Socioeconomic Development in the Southwest of the Iberian Peninsula (SOI H2). The event, which was held both on site and virtually, was attended by Emilio Garcia, Director of Innovation at Talgo.
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13 Mar

More comfort, more reliability, more space: presenting the ECx, Deutsche Bahn’s new long-distance train

Given the working title of ECx, the new trains will be used to expand DB's vehicle fleet starting in 2023. The locomotive-hauled passenger coaches are highly versatile, making them an ideal addition to DB's fleet.
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05 Feb

DSB awards Talgo a contract to supply 8 coach formations

Danish state railways company DSB confirmed it has chosen Talgo to supply eight standard coach formations as a result of an international competitive tendering process. The train picked by Denmark is an iteration of the Talgo 230 conventional intercity platform, the same already chosen by the rail transport giant Deutsche…
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Press Releases

27 Jul

Talgo registers historical highs of 293 million euros of revenues until June driven by increased industrial activity

Talgo S.A., a leading company in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of high-speed light trains, registered a record revenue of 293.3 million euros in the first half of 2021, up by 35% compared to the 216.6 million euros registered in the same period of the previous year. This revenues increase was driven by a strong manufacturing activity, led by the Spanish High-Speed project (Renfe Avril). In quarterly terms, Talgo obtained revenues of 146.2 million euros, in line with the 147.1 million euros obtained in the previous quarter.
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19 Jul

Repsol and Talgo to jointly develop a renewable hydrogen-powered train

Repsol and Talgo will jointly develop projects to promote the creation of renewable hydrogen-powered trains and promote emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula. The agreement, signed today at the train manufacturer’s plant in Las Rozas (Madrid) has been signed by Repsol's executive director of Industrial Transformation and Circular Economy, Juan Abascal and the Chairman of Talgo, Carlos Palacio Oriol. In addition, the event was attended by the Chairman of Petronor, Emiliano López Atxurra.
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31 May

Talgo Avril exceeds 360 km/h between Valladolid and Burgos

A unit of Talgo Avril, the very high-speed train developed and manufactured by Talgo in Spain, has reached today a key milestone in its homologation process: it has exceeded 360 kilometres per hour (km/h), speed required for its subsequent operation in the upcoming months. The landmark was achieved by one of the 30 units whose manufacture and maintenance were awarded to Talgo by Renfe for their circulation in Spain and France for over three decades.
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26 May

Talgo secures 281.5 million-euro contract with Renfe

Renfe has awarded Talgo the manufacture of up to 40 new variable gauge and 330 km/h commercial speed powerheads (locomotives), for a maximum amount of 281.5 million euros, with a contract for 26 powerheads for 195.5 million euros, as the last step in transforming 13 conventional trains into very high-speed trains.
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13 May

Talgo increased revenues to 147.1 million euros as a result of greater industrial activity

Talgo S.A., a leading company in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of high-speed light trains, registered a revenue of 147.1 million euros in the first quarter of 2021. The increase in revenue is driven by a higher activity in manufacturing projects, mainly in the Spanish High-Speed project (Renfe Avril), which consolidates the expected revenue growth cycle. Meanwhile, net profit reached 6.4 million euros in the first quarter of 2021.
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03 May

RZD launches overnight route between Moscow and the Ruskeala Mountain park, using Talgo intercity trains

Russian Federal Railways company RZD last week launched a new overnight service using Talgo intercity trains. The route connects Moscow with the Republic of Karelia and gives direct access and with no stops to Ruskeala, in northwestern Russia.
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15 Apr

Danish operator DSB increases the capacity of Talgo trains for international travel by 10%

The Danish operator DSB announced the decision to increase by more than 10% the capacity of the eight Talgo Intercity trains ordered to the manufacturer in February 2020. From a capacity of 442 seats in the initial order, DSB has decided to increase the number of carriages and the trains' capacity to 492 seats. Following the contract award, the Danish operator had kept the option to place further orders for additional units, either entire configurations or individual carriages.
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12 Apr

General Shareholder's Meeting 2021

In accordance with the legal and statutory regulations in force, the Board of Directors of TALGO, S.A. has resolved to convene a General Shareholders’ Meeting, to be held exclusively by telematic means (i.e., without the physical attendance of the shareholders and their representatives).
Read More

18 Mar

New appointments in Talgo

Talgo has appointed Gonzalo Urquijo Fernández de Araoz as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Gonzalo Urquijo will assume the post as of today and will work with the objective of continuing to enhance the current strategy of growth through internationalisation and diversification of the company.
Read More

09 Mar

Talgo increased revenue by 21,3% and obtained 487 million euros in 2020

Talgo S.A., a leading company in the design, manufacture and maintenance of high-speed light trains, registered a net turnover of 487,1 million euros in 2020, 21,3% more than the 401.7 million euros registered in the same period of the previous year. Likewise, revenues were up by 20.3% during the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with previous quarter. Revenue growth was driven by an increase in industrial activity, as a result of the successful operational measures implemented to normalize the manufacturing pace.
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Notas de prensa

27 Jul

Talgo registers historical highs of 293 million euros of revenues until June driven by increased industrial activity

Talgo S.A., a leading company in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of high-speed light trains, registered a record revenue of 293.3 million euros in the first half of 2021, up by 35% compared to the 216.6 million euros registered in the same period of the previous year. This revenues increase was driven by a strong manufacturing activity, led by the Spanish High-Speed project (Renfe Avril). In quarterly terms, Talgo obtained revenues of 146.2 million euros, in line with the 147.1 million euros obtained in the previous quarter.
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19 Jul

Repsol and Talgo to jointly develop a renewable hydrogen-powered train

Repsol and Talgo will jointly develop projects to promote the creation of renewable hydrogen-powered trains and promote emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula. The agreement, signed today at the train manufacturer’s plant in Las Rozas (Madrid) has been signed by Repsol's executive director of Industrial Transformation and Circular Economy, Juan Abascal and the Chairman of Talgo, Carlos Palacio Oriol. In addition, the event was attended by the Chairman of Petronor, Emiliano López Atxurra.
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07 Jun

Reducción del capital social mediante la amortización de acciones propias

De conformidad con lo previsto en el artículo 319 del texto refundido de la Ley de Sociedades de Capital aprobado por el Real Decreto Legislativo 1/2010, de 2 de julio (la “Ley de Sociedades de Capital”), se comunica que la Junta General Ordinaria de Accionistas de Talgo, S.A. (la “Sociedad”) celebrada el 10 de junio de 2020 aprobó, bajo el punto octavo del orden del día, reducir el capital social en un importe nominal de 1.071.798,09 euros, mediante la amortización de 3.560.791 acciones propias de 0,301 euros de valor nominal cada una.
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31 May

Talgo Avril exceeds 360 km/h between Valladolid and Burgos

A unit of Talgo Avril, the very high-speed train developed and manufactured by Talgo in Spain, has reached today a key milestone in its homologation process: it has exceeded 360 kilometres per hour (km/h), speed required for its subsequent operation in the upcoming months. The landmark was achieved by one of the 30 units whose manufacture and maintenance were awarded to Talgo by Renfe for their circulation in Spain and France for over three decades.
Read More

26 May

Talgo secures 281.5 million-euro contract with Renfe

Renfe has awarded Talgo the manufacture of up to 40 new variable gauge and 330 km/h commercial speed powerheads (locomotives), for a maximum amount of 281.5 million euros, with a contract for 26 powerheads for 195.5 million euros, as the last step in transforming 13 conventional trains into very high-speed trains.
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20 May

Últimos días para participar en el Premio Talgo a la Innovación 2020-2021

El ‘Premio Talgo a la Innovación 2020-2021’ encara su recta final a falta de 10 días para que se cierre el plazo para presentar propuestas, el próximo 1 de junio. Con este galardón, Talgo buscar encontrar el mejor proyecto de innovación que otorgue un valor adicional a la tecnología viaria y a la movilidad, al tiempo que pretende aportar un estímulo a los investigadores, estudiantes y emprendedores que trabajan en las múltiples facetas relacionadas con estos tipos de transporte.
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17 May

Talgo y la Universidad de Extremadura entregan el premio al Concurso del Diseño Exterior del Tren TPH2

Talgo y el Centro Universitario de Mérida (CUMe), perteneciente a la Universidad de Extremadura, han entregado hoy el premio al Concurso del Diseño Exterior del Tren TPH2 al grupo de estudiantes del Grado en Ingeniería en Diseño Industrial y Desarrollo de Productos por su proyecto Aeternum. Con este premio, Talgo y la Universidad de Extremadura apuestan por fomentar el talento técnico y creativo entre los futuros profesionales en el campo de la ingeniería y el diseño industrial.
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13 May

Talgo increased revenues to 147.1 million euros as a result of greater industrial activity

Talgo S.A., a leading company in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of high-speed light trains, registered a revenue of 147.1 million euros in the first quarter of 2021. The increase in revenue is driven by a higher activity in manufacturing projects, mainly in the Spanish High-Speed project (Renfe Avril), which consolidates the expected revenue growth cycle. Meanwhile, net profit reached 6.4 million euros in the first quarter of 2021.
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03 May

RZD launches overnight route between Moscow and the Ruskeala Mountain park, using Talgo intercity trains

Russian Federal Railways company RZD last week launched a new overnight service using Talgo intercity trains. The route connects Moscow with the Republic of Karelia and gives direct access and with no stops to Ruskeala, in northwestern Russia.
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21 Apr

Talgo fabrica trenes de Alta Velocidad para el mercado nacional e internacional en su planta de Álava en 2021

Rivabellosa, 21 de abril de 2021. Talgo, desde la planta de Rivabellosa, fabrica trenes con sello alavés que exporta a todos los rincones del mundo y que le sitúan a la vanguardia en materia de movilidad ferroviaria. De hecho, esta factoría es la mayor de todas las plantas de Talgo con más de 40.000 metros cuadrados y supone, por lo tanto, un agente clave para los proyectos de la compañía y para su expansión internacional. Para este 2021, el objetivo de la compañía, que nació vinculada a Euskadi desde comienzos de los años 40, es fabricar las primeras unidades del proyecto de Alemania.
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13 Mar 2019

More comfort, more reliability, more space: presenting the ECx, Deutsche Bahn’s new long-distance train

  • Setting a new standard for accessibility
  • The first trains are coming in 2023
  • Substantially shorter travel times between Berlin and Amsterdam

 

In February, Deutsche Bahn (DB) awarded a contract to Spanish manufacturer Talgo for the supply of 23 new long-distance trains. Given the working title of "ECx," the new trains will be used to expand DB's vehicle fleet starting in 2023. The locomotive-hauled passenger coaches are highly versatile, making them an ideal addition to DB's fleet. Deutsche Bahn consistently expands its fleet of long-distance vehicles to create additional rail capacity. That allows the company to offer more and more passengers better products and a higher level of comfort. The ECx trains will run on a cross-border route from Berlin to Amsterdam, cutting the travel time on this route by some 30 minutes to 5 hours and 50 minutes. The new vehicles will also be used on tourist connections to Westerland (Sylt) and Oberstdorf.

The ECx lets Deutsche Bahn offer its guests true ICE comfort: Apart from Wi-Fi, that also includes a great deal of room for baggage, an on-board bistro and real-time data to keep passengers informed. This train sets a new standard for accessibility. At every door, guests can enter the train at the height of the platform without climbing any stairs, making it easier for all passengers to travel and enabling passengers in wheelchairs to come on board independently.

The first EUR 550 million order of 23 trains is part of a framework agreement DB signed with the Spanish manufacturer Talgo for up to 100 multi-system locomotives and passenger wagons. In a European contract award procedure, Talgo submitted the most attractive bid and was awarded the contract.

Technology of the ECx

Each single convoy is comprised of one multi-system locomotive and 17 passenger cars. All in all, the trains have 570 seats—85 in first class and 485 in second. The trains can run at a top speed of 230 kph.

All of the trains are highly versatile. The passenger cars can be coupled with both the multi-system locomotive and a diesel locomotive.

In selecting the ECx, Deutsche Bahn deliberately chose a tried and tested vehicle platform to achieve stronger reliability by using tested components and to shorten lead times for the trains.

  • Height: Sets of wagons are 3.6-3.8 m, locomotives are 4.2 m
  • Length: Sets of 17 wagons are 235 m, locomotives are 19.5 m, the total amounts to 255 m
  • Unladen weight: 425 tons Number of axles: 20 wheelsets on each set of wagons (17 wagons) plus four wheelsets for each locomotive
  • Brakes: Electric regenerative brakes will be used predominantly (When locomotives brake, the traction energy thus generated is recovered and fed back into the overhead contact line); otherwise, compressed air brakes are used (disc brakes) and magnetic track brakes are applied when necessary

 

Train features

  • At all doors, the trains can be boarded from standard platforms 760 mm in height with no need to climb any stairs
  • Various lighting modes throughout the day
  • There are eight bicycle spaces on each train and a storage room for sports equipment (e.g. ski and snowboard racks on the route to Oberstdorf)
  • Information monitors in entryways and seating areas displaying real-time data
  • Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment (ICE portal)
  • Onboard bistro with tables for standing and seating areas
  • Separate area for small children and families with a play area for children and storage spaces for strollers
  • Spaces for three passengers in wheelchairs with height adjustable tables
  • Baggage racks for oversize luggage in every wagon

 

When it begins passenger service, the ECx will have a new type of seat. Various types of seats are being tested extensively by passengers in advance and will be selected only based on customer ratings.

Use of the new trains

When the timetable changes in December 2023, DB will use the new long-distance trains for service departing every two hours between Berlin and Amsterdam. Transit time along this route will be shortened by 30 minutes to reach 5 hours and 50 minutes. That is possible to do because using the multi-system locomotive eliminates the need to switch locomotives at the border. What's more, the ECx will travel to tourist destinations on the North Sea and in the Alps: starting in summer 2024, there are plans to use it on the Westerland–Cologne, Westerland–Frankfurt–Karlsruhe, Westerland–Berlin and Oberstdorf–Cologne routes.

First of all, the new trains will be used on a provisional basis to put the factory-fresh vehicles through their paces. Findings gained from operations and feedback from passengers and employees will be factored in as the trains are further refined.

The ECx will replace old Intercity-1 trains.

Setting new standards for accessibility

The train is stairless, meeting that its entrance is at the same height as the platform. That allows for people in wheelchairs to enter and exit the train independently. But it also eases the boarding process for travelers with baggage or families with strollers. This is the beginning of a new standard, too: going forward, all of the new tenders for long-distance vehicles will require that these particularly customer-friendly entrances be used.

Talgo's low floor concept also allows nearly every seat on the train to be reached without having to negotiate any stairs. There are only a few seats at the end of the train that are accessed by stairs.

The ECx has three wheelchair spaces with height-adjustable tables. It also has a handicapped-accessible restroom.

In addition, the train has a tactile guide system. All notices are displayed in braille.

A particularly environmentally friendly way to travel

"Single wheel running gear," which offers substantial weight savings compared to running gear with conventional trucks, are a characteristic feature of Talgo's trains. The result of this feature is that substantially less energy is required to drive the convoy. The vehicle bodies, which were manufactured using a light construction design, and the aerodynamically optimized external form of the vehicles at the connecting gangways result in very strong energy efficiency. In addition, the air-conditioners use natural refrigerants.

 

More info:

Talgo
Aída Prados
aprados@estudiodecomunicacion.com
+34915765250

Deutsche Bahn
Nicole Knapp
presse@deutschebahn.com
+49(0)3029760019

Communication Department contact

Phone: (+34) 91 631 38 00

Email: comunicacion@talgo.com 

Person: Francisco Javier Oriol 

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