A contract worth about €370 million has been given to Alstom, a world leader in smart and sustainable mobility, to provide Spain’s Renfe with 49 more Coradia Stream high-capacity trains. The 152 trains that were already ordered in March 2021 will be supplemented by these trains. The two orders for 201 trains have a combined value of €1.8 billion (including supply of spare parts and the maintenance of 56 of the trains for 15 years).
At Alstom’s production facility in Santa Perpetua, Barcelona, all the trains will be made. The plant is undergoing an extraordinary investment and digitalization strategy to complete this project, which includes building the largest automated workshop inside the Alstom Group.
The Coradia proven platform trains from Alstom will enable Renfe to carry at least 20% more passengers per hour through the largest rail terminals in the nation, including Madrid and Barcelona. They will each measure 100 metres long and hold 900 passengers in total. With both single and double-deck cars, they have a cutting-edge mixed-configuration design that was created especially to satisfy the changing mobility needs of major urban centres.
The innovative internal configuration and adaptable spaces in the new trains’ design enable maximum passenger capacity. A reduction in station stop times is made possible by the numerous access doors and sizable distribution halls that make it easier for passengers to enter and exit. The trains have Wi-Fi connectivity, universal accessibility, and designated spaces for pushchairs and bicycles. Through more effective traction systems and the most recent generation of train control technology, Alstom’s tested technology also increases availability and line utilisation.
All of the new trains for Renfe will be a benchmark in sustainable operations thanks to optimal energy efficiency during operation and a recyclability rate of over 98% at the end of its service life. They have been fully developed in accordance with eco-design criteria, from the raw materials selection to traction systems.
Alstom has more than 3,000 personnel and a long history in the industrial and technological sectors in Spain. There are four industrial centres, four technology sites, and more than twenty maintenance workshops where Alstom is currently present.