RENFE’S contract for the supply and maintenance of 30 new AVE trains will generate approximately 1,000 new jobs in the industry.
The operator expects to award the contract, worth over €2.6 million in November with companies Alstom, CAF, Siemens and Talgo in the running.
The trains are the first new purchase for RENFE in a decade. The new contract will be to supply 15 new trains initially and then a further 15. It also includes the subsequent maintenance of vehicles. The trains need to run at speeds of up to 320km per hour at high capacity, carrying at least 400 passengers.
The new trains will work the Alicante-Madrid high speed line.