Renfe puts in new rolling stock orders worth 858 million euros
Renfe has ordered 97 new trains for its Cercanías and medium-distance services as part of its ongoing, 5.4-billion-euro rolling stock renwal campaign. The recent orders, placed with Alstom, CAF and Stadler, carry a combined value of 858 million euros.
Alstom will manufacture 49 additional Coradia Stream high-capacity trains for Renfe for 367,6 million euros, while Stadler will supply a further 20 double-deck RMUs for the Iberian-gauge at a price of 307,7 million euros. CAF, as previously announced, will deliver 28 units for the medium-distance service, valued at 183 million euros. The 100-metre-long Alstom trains for the Cercanías services offer 900 seats each. The Stadler trains each measure 200 metres in length.
The order with Alstom for an additional 49 train sets pushes the total order volume to 201 trains for a total of 1.8 billion euros. All units will be manufactured in-country in Barcelona. According to Renfe, the local construction and maintenance will generate around 10.000 local jobs. The Spanish operator will also encourage the use of local supply lines.
“This is a historic project for Alstom in Spain, not only because of its scale, but also because it is a project built on a global sustainability concept – beginning at the tendering and design phase”, Leopoldo Maestu, Managing Director of Alstom Spain and Portugal, said about the recent contract.
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