Renfe beefs up maintenance capacity for high-speed trains

Renfe has commissioned the Seranco-Pavasal joint venture to construct a new workshop at its Santa Catalina maintenance centre in Madrid. The new building will be combined with the existing space to create a single hub with double the maintenance capacity.

The 12,5-million-euro construction effort will start in June and will take an estimated 9 months to complete. The additional space will be equipped with four 200-metre tracks. Once delivered, the new workshop will raise maintenance capacity to 48 train cars across 8 rows. It will feature all the standard maintenance equipment, such as bridge cranes and equipment for bogie repair and service

The maintenance centre in its new guise will gain a central control room for the coordination of the movement of trains. The exterior of the existing workshop will also be given a makeover to bring it in line with the new building, which will be fitted with solar panels. Outside, additional parking spaces for staff will be created.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn


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