Galería - Serie 730 - corporate
Series 730: The train for the entire Iberian Peninsula
Spain's steady expansion of its high-speed railway has created several obstacles to seamless interoperability with the existing network due to differences in the track gauge and a lack of electrification. Series 730 is Talgo's response to Renfe's desire to overcome these obstacles.
In 2007, Renfe entered the Talgo 250 into service, a customised train designed to extend operation from the new high-speed lines to destinations on the conventional network. Excellent commercial results encouraged Renfe to request that future trains like Series 130 can operate on non-electrified lines.
To satisfy this specific need, Series 730 was modified and the train can now run on all lines in the Iberian Peninsula, connecting Madrid with Galicia, the Region of Murcia or Extremadura, and operate at 250km/h on the high-speed network.
Making trains more profitable
- Operates at 180km/h on non-electrified Iberian gauge tracks.
- Operates at 220km/h on conventional electrified Iberian gauge tracks.
- Operates at 250km/h on standard gauge, high-speed lines.
No more obstacles
From Madrid to Zamora, on a track gauge of 1435mm and electrification of 25kV ac.
From Zamora to Ourense using a non-electrified 1668mm gauge line.
- From Ourense to Vigo on a 1668mm gauge line electrified at 3kV dc.
- From Ourense to A Coruña, on a 1668mm gauge line electrified at 25kV ac.
The best commercial speed
- Straightforward and fast gauge transfer or switches between different electrical power supply or signalling systems.
- Natural tilting, low centre of gravity and self-guiding wheels increase speed in curves on conventional lines.
- Even distribution of doors, a low floor throughout the train and universal accessibility accelerates passenger boarding and disembarking.