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Alstom produces first partially double-deck EMU for Spanish Renfe

13 May 2024
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A partially double-deck EMU for Renfe
A partially double-deck EMU for Renfe. Source: Alstom
Ivolgina Anna, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor

Spain: Currently, the train is undergoing static tests at the plant in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Spain, where another two vehicles are being assembled.

Their tests and certification process are to start in the coming months, with mass production of three to four EMUs per month beginning in 2025–2026. The company’s stuff has increased by 500 people over the last two years to more than 1,100.

A fleet of 201 Coradia EMUs (the original order also included X’Trapolis trains) was ordered by Renfe to operate in Madrid’s and Barcelona’s metropolitan areas. Each 100 m long six-car trainset has two double-deck and four single-deck cars and can carry 900 passengers, which is 20% more than the CAF Civia currently in service.

Another 79 trains for Madrid and Barcelona are to be supplied by Stadler, with the first of them being already tested. In total, Renfe plans to invest €5.2 bln in the renewal of its fleet in the upcoming years.

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