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Talgo 102 and 112: High Speed in the most competitive market in the world
The 102 and 112 series are Talgo's answer to the Spanish high-speed market, the most competitive in the world. Designed for a speed of 330 km/h, they have become the most widely used series by Renfe (the Spanish National Railway Operator) thanks to their excellent performance.
Spain's high-speed railway has two key traits: it is one of the most extensive national networks, and it is currently the most competitive and open market for rolling stock in the world.
As opposed to countries like France or Germany, where it is customary to purchase rolling stock almost exclusively from the leading national company, Renfe has assembled its high-speed fleet through a series of extremely competitive tenders in which companies from all over the world have participated. In an environment where only the best features and lowest purchase and operation costs succeed, Renfe has tended to favour Talgo 350 with its fleet now containing 50 of these sets, which are designated Series 102 and 112.
A decade of success
The 16 Series 102 units are the result of several years of in-house technological development which was initiated at the beginning of the 1990s. Close cooperation with Renfe has since informed enhancement and upgrades to the platform with the 30 additional sets from a subsequent order offering greater seating capacity on a train that already boasts excellent energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs. These Series 112 sets entered service in 2010.
The most competitive purchase price
- Talgo has provided 46 of the 96 very high-speed trains in operation in Spain, all of which were delivered on time and ahead of schedule.
- Best market price: typically 13% -17% lower than our nearest competitor.
- An unrivalled price per seat. The trains are 4%-19% more profitable than those manufactured in countries such as France or Germany.
Minimal maintenance Costs
- Lowest maintenance costs on the market.
- Lower operating costs and optimal performance.
- Articulated design makes it possible to reduce the number of axles.
- For the first time in the railway market, an interior design that utilises, techniques and materials from the aeronautical industry to provide a lightweight train
Simple access to a safe journey
- Access at platform level.
- Uniform distribution of access doors.
- Devoid of architectural barriers within the train.
- Fire doors between cars.
- Reinforced braking systems.Equipped with the most advanced control systems: ERTMS (levels 1 and 2) and LZB.
Maximum comfort while relaxing or working
- Short cars that create cosy and comfortable spaces.
- Spacious seating.
- Customisable seating arrangements which minimises the number of backward facing seats.
- Optimised lighting, suitable for working and/or resting comfortably.
- Optimised interior space, with enough room for luggage.
- Standard plug sockets in all seats.
- An entire car dedicated to cafeteria services to make the travel experience more enjoyable and add value to the operator's service.