Topic: Spain

Adif tests recycled plastic sleepers

Are synthetic sleepers a viable alternative to wooden ones? To find this out, Adif will place them on parts of the Spanish network as a test. In the coming months, the first hundred of them...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
Ave high-speed train, image: Renfe

Renfe joins US high-speed association

Spanish operator Renfe has joined the United States High Speed ​​Association (USHSR), the main association dedicated to the development of high-speed rail in the country. By becoming a VIP member, the company further develops its...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

CAF to design hyperloop capsule for Spanish Zeleros

The Spanish hyperloop company Zeleros has brought three new partners on board in a new investment round: infrastructure company Acciona, energy specialist EIT InnoEnergy and train builder CAF. According to Zeleros, all three will make...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
concept render of the Vittal One, image: Talgo

Talgo joins with Repsol for hydrogen trains

Spanish train manufacturer Talgo joins forces with hydrogen producer Repsol. Talgo is already developing a project to manufacture hydrogen-powered trains, as part of the Basque Hydrogen Corridor initiative, launched in February this year. Repsol will...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

ILSA’s first trains leave the factory

The first three high-speed trains for Spanish private operator ILSA are ready to depart from the factory. In the coming weeks they will travel from Italy to Spain to begin their approval process. Once this...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

New Avlo train now runs from Madrid-Barcelona

Avlo, Renfe’s new high-speed service, was launched last week with four daily circulations between Madrid and Barcelona in each direction. It is a lower-priced alternative to the Ave high-speed trains, ​with prices starting at 7...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
image: DB

Intelligent Rail Summit 2021: what is it about?

The Intelligent Rail Summit 2021 focuses on asset management, Wayside Train Monitoring Systems and monitoring rail infrastructure, and takes place on 21-23 September in Bilbao, Spain. We are happy to announce that the event will...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
Avril 363 train, Talgo

Talgo Avril reaches record of 363 km/h

A Talgo Avril high-speed train, developed and manufactured by Talgo in Spain, has reached a key milestone this week: it has exceeded 360 kilometres per hour. The train’s new record was reached between Valladolid and...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Ouigo Spain is a fact: operation started

Ouigo launched its service between Madrid and Barcelona this Monday, 10 May. A subsidiary of the French SNCF, it is the first new high-speed operator to enter the Spanish market. Ouigo offers 10 daily trips...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Renfe re-tenders 72 trains: no more diesel hybrids

Renfe is replacing the tender for 72 Medium Distance and Cercanías commuter trains. The company will refrain from buying hybrid diesel-electric trains, and will prioritise technologies such as hydrogen for trains that run on non-electrified...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Adif awards contract for back-up batteries

Spanish infrastructure manager Adif has awarded the supply of batteries for Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) to Veolia. The contract includes the delivery of batteries as back-up power for both the conventional and high-speed ​​networks, and...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts