13 May 2019

Southern California Regional Rail Authority Selects Talgo-SYSTRA Joint Venture to Rebuild Rail Cars

The Board of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded the Talgo-SYSTRA joint venture a contract to rebuild up to 121 Bombardier Rail Cars operated by Metrolink for a total contract value of $138.9 millions. The base order is for 50 cars that will be increased by 71 cars if funding becomes available.

SCRRA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on April 2019 to overhaul numerous customer-facing enhancements that will improve the reliability and appearance of the Authority’s existing fleet of passenger cars, complying at the same time with current standards and regulations. The scope of the work includes updating the control voltage and battery system (charger and batteries), lighting, trucks, passenger communication system, remodeling restrooms, providing overhauled HVAC systems that are ecofriendly, updating door operators and controls, repainting the exterior, providing new seat cushions and coverings and installing new floor covering.

The proposals were evaluated according to the Board-approved criteria such as past experience, qualifications of prime contractor and subcontractors, financial capacity, management approach to work, overhaul capacity, capability and schedule acceptability and systems and component integration, testing and qualification.

Talgo-SYSTRA is a joint venture formed to respond to the solicitation and leverages the ingenuity, resources, and past performance of these two organizations. "Our Joint Venture is confident that the unique combination of experience and capabilities will provide the best value and most reliable on-time performance on this Rebuild Project" states Talgo President & CEO, Antonio Perez.

Overhaul work will be completed at Talgo facilities in Milwaukee, with delivery of the first cars to Metrolink expected 450 days following Notice to Proceed. After the first 10 cars are received, Metrolink is planning for the delivery of batches of five cars every 90 days. The 50th car is expected to be delivered April 2023.

Nora Friend
Phone: 202-438-1253
email: nfriend@talgo-inc.com

Photography Contest


Take part in our photography contest “Talgo Trains,” and you could win a range of prizes and visit our factory.



Photography contest “Talgo Trains”



Once again, Talgo announces the opening of the annual “Talgo trains” photograph contest. This year´s novelty is that you can send us both: photos and videos!

Participants can share their photograhs/videos of Talgo trains operating around the world by filling in the registration form below.

Participate and win prizes up to 1000€ and a visit to our factory!

The deadline for submitting your photos/videos is May, 31st, 2017

For any questions related to the contest, please, email us at: concurso@talgo.com


Prize: 1000€ | Video contest: 500€ | Another two prizes of 250€ each will be distributed among both photograph and video categories.

Rules of the contest


Fill in your personal information in this application form. Upon completion you will be provided access to the photos/videos uploading area. To log in enter your name, surname and email address and send us as may photos/videos as you want.


From January 24th, 2016 at 00.00 to May 31st, 2017 at 23.59 (Spanish time) any person can participate in the contest by sending us photographs/videos of Talgo trains.

If you are younger than 18 years old, contact us at: concurso@talgo.com , and we will inform you on the participation conditions.