Stadler wins the tender to deliver 59 trains to Spanish state-owned rail operator RENFE
The Spanish state-owned rail operator RENFE awarded Stadler the contract to build and deliver 59 high-capacity commuter trains. The contract is worth approximately one billion euros and includes the spare parts and maintenance for a 15-year period. The contract will be signed further on, in accordance with the procedure.
The Spanish state-owned rail operator RENFE has awarded Stadler a contract to deliver 59 commuter trains, which also includes the spare parts and maintenance for 15 years. This award is one of the batches in the bidding for the high-capacity trains tendered by the Spanish operator. Stadler proposes to maximize the capacity by using double-deck coaches with a scalable length from 100 to 120 meters and from 160 to 240 meters. The Iberian-gauge trains will operate on 3 kV DC overhead lines reaching a maximum speed of 140 km/h. They will provide the commuter service in the largest Spanish cities.
This is the first time that RENFE will order trains from Stadler. The new trains shall be developed and produced in Stadler’s plant in Valencia. The contract envisages an option for 44 additional units as well as their maintenance.Iñigo Parra, CEO Stadler Valencia, said: «We’re excited about the decision from RENFE and their trust in Stadler. We were chosen to provide trains in our factory in Spain for the Spanish commuter service – this makes us proud.»