Following the instructions of the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Talgo is collaborating with Renfe to adapt high-speed trains that will be used, if necessary, to transport patients affected by the coronavirus between different autonomous communities within Spain. Talgo has made all its human and material resources available to the Spanish Government, as a voluntary contribution to the efforts against the pandemic, to convert trains into mobile ambulances.
The Spanish operator Renfe has chosen the Talgo 250 Dual model to become medically equipped trains, thanks to their technological characteristics. These are low-floor trains with no entry steps, since the entire floor is located at exactly the same height as most of the platforms on the Spanish railway network; this feature will facilitate the transfer of patients, thus speeding up the transport. The trains, adapted in the joint facilities that Renfe and Talgo have in Fuencarral (Madrid, Spain), also have modular interiors which facilitates that all sanitation works, dismantling of elements and anchoring of sanitary equipment can be done as quickly as possible.
These are variable gauge trains with hybrid traction, which will allow to reach any part of Spain, as they can use both the high-speed and conventional rail networks thanks to Talgo's automatic variable gauge system, and on both sections that are electrified and those that have no catenary, using the hybrid traction system powered by diesel engines.
For this collaboration, Talgo has provided the Spanish public administration with all its own resources, with the aim of collaborating in every way possible to address the current health crisis, which is unprecedented.
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Phone number: +34 91 576 52 50
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Take part in our photography contest “Talgo Trains,” and you could win a range of prizes and visit our factory.
Photography contest “Talgo Trains”
II EDITION 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com , and we will inform you on the participation conditions.