RENFE informed today February 5th the resolution agreeing to award Talgo with a contract for the conversion of Series 7 overnight trains into very-high speed trains capable of travelling at 330km/h.
Under the contract Talgo will be responsible for the conversion of 156 coaches (equivalent of 13 trains) of the Series 7 units operated by Renfe under the commercial brand “Tren hotel” into very high-speed units, with an option for 72 additional coaches (that is, 6 additional trains), depending on the final requirements of Renfe.
The full contract value should the option be executed amounts to €151 million for the conversion of 228 coaches (107 €m for the first 156 coaches).
With this contract Talgo would reinforce its leadership in the very high-speed Spanish rolling stock market, where it has already provided the Series 102 and Series 112 trains (Talgo 350), the Series 130 and Series 730 (the gauge-changing Talgo 250 and the hybrid Talgo 250 Dual). Talgo was also designated last year as the sole provider of a new generation of very high-speed trains with the Series 106 (Avril), a train with single-floor at platform level and capacity for over 520 passengers.
About Series 7 overnight trains
The Talgo Series 7 trains were the first ones designed specifically by the Spanish train manufacturer to be operated in very high-speed lines. These trains can reach 220 km/h under commercial service, and are also dual-gauge capable trains, allowing them to adapt their track-gauge to both the 1,435mm (Standard gauge) and the 1,668mm (Iberian gauge) networks of Spain automatically and without stopping.
Talgo is a global company based in Spain, operating in more than 44 countries and a permanent industrial presence in North America, Europe and Asia. It is specialized in the manufacturing of passenger rolling stock and recognized worldwide for its capacity for innovation, unique distinctive technology and reliability. 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.
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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.