07 Jun 2019

Talgo confirms AVRIL as the basis of its HS2 bid

Very-high-speed rail manufacturer, Talgo, has confirmed that AVRIL, its latest generation rolling stock platform, is the basis for the company’s bid - submitted on 5 June 2019 - for the supply of Britain’s train fleet for High Speed Two (HS2) Phase One.

Talgo is renowned for the distinctive quality of the products it manufactures, and AVRIL represents the latest evolution of high-speed trains, now being used in Spain, Saudi Arabia and Central Asia.

Talgo trains feature unique technology, proven over many years, which ensures world-class passenger experience and comfort, while maximising seating capacity and minimising carbon footprint and maintenance costs.

The company is the leading manufacturer in the ultra-competitive Spanish very high-speed rolling stock market; the only one in the world where almost all the global suppliers are present.

AVRIL has been chosen by Renfe, one of Europe’s leading train operating companies, to form the core of its vanguard very high-speed fleet, with thirty trains under construction, for which Talgo will provide full maintenance support over the projected thirty - year lifespan of the new Spanish fleet.

Jon Veitch from Talgo UK said:

“We see many opportunities across the UK rail market, with its increasingly challenging demand for more capacity and a passenger-focused offering.  HS2 will be crucial as the UK economy grows. Talgo is proud to be associated with the project.

“This project is unique in every way. It has the potential to transform mobility, and make a significant impact in many communities across the UK.

“It is the kind of opportunity which societies can only take or leave once in a century.  We humbly believe that Talgo’s combination of experience and adaptivity is the best option for both train operating companies and taxpayers.”

About Talgo

Talgo is a global company based in Spain, operating in more than 44 countries and with a permanent industrial presence in North America, Europe and Asia. It is specialised in the manufacturing of passenger rolling stock and was founded 75 years ago. Since 1942, Talgo has evolved to become a multinational player and a systems integrator focused on offering cost-efficient and tailor-made solutions for train operators all around the world.

The company’s current portfolio includes not only world-class Very High-Speed trains but also regional and commuter vehicles ready to maximise the profit of train operating companies and to minimise subsidies from taxpayers.


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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.