30 Oct 2019

Talgo, Transport Scotland and Scottish Enterprise sign framework agreement

Talgo, together with Scottish Enterprise and Transport Scotland, has signed a jointly agreed framework for the establishment of Longannet, Fife as a manufacturing base for Talgo UK. The agreement is part of arrangements to ensure that Talgo UK will be ready to deliver contracts that Talgo is currently bidding for (and future bids), should the company be successful.

The framework agreement sets out each party’s commitment - to ensure that the proposed multi – million £ factory at Longannet is prepared and delivered at an agreed time and to an agreed specification. This milestone will ensure that Talgo will meet contractual deliverables for the contracts that are being evaluated and proposed.

TALGO is a leading specialised rolling stock engineering company mainly focused on designing, manufacturing and servicing technologically differentiated, fast, lightweight trains.

There are TALGO solutions in 44 countries, and TALGO has an industrial presence in 7 regions, including Spain, Germany, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, the Middle East and the United States. TALGO is renowned worldwide for its innovation, its unique technology, and reliability.

A key part of TALGO UK’s strategy is ‘knowledge transfer’ – building UK domestic capacity for Research and Development. An innovation hub is also planned in Chesterfield. It will act as a focal point for TALGO UK’s Research and Development, bringing together networks of engineering excellence, and creating new opportunities throughout the British Isles.


Talgo President, Carlos de Palacio y Oriol, said:

‘We are committed to Scotland in our bid process.’

‘Today’s milestone marks a new phase in an excellent relationship with’ team Scotland’

‘Now let’s get on with securing orders that will bring more jobs and ‘true manufacturing’ of rolling stock back to Scotland’

Executive Director, Scottish Enterprise, Paul Lewis, said:

“This Framework agreement is another significant milestone in our work with Talgo, to achieve its ambition of establishing a world-class high value manufacturing facility at Longannet.
“Scottish Enterprise and our partners are incredibly excited by Talgo’s plans for Longannet, which would deliver 1,000 direct jobs and a host of supply chain opportunities for companies in Scotland’



TALGO is the rolling stock provider for the Haramain high speed railway line between La Mecca and Medina in the Middle-East, and provider of the new AVRIL train to Spanish operator RENFE.

TALGO aims for ‘true manufacturing’. Instead of assembling kits of parts from overseas, the company wants to source components from within the United Kingdom. This approach will grow the UK’s manufacturing capability, strengthen supply chains, create more jobs, and boost local economies.

TALGO intends not only to build for the UK market, but also to serve emerging overseas markets, boosting UK exports.


For further information

John Morris – UK

Aída Prados -SPAIN

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.