Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.




railPrime
View Current Digital Issue »


RAIL EMPLOYMENT & NOTICES



Rail News Home High-Speed Rail

4/5/2004



Rail News: High-Speed Rail

Spanish National Railways awards high-speed power head contract to Bombardier-led consortium


advertisement



The Spanish National Railways (RENFE) recently awarded a $226 million contract to a Bombardier Transportation/Patentes Talgo consortium for 44 high-speed power heads.

Bombardier’s $120 million portion includes manufacturing the electrical equipment, propulsion system, train control and communications systems, and an exhaustive signaling system. Bombardier — which also will help with final assembly and testing — will complete most of the work at its Trápaga, Spain, plant.

Talgo will be responsible for manufacturing the mechanical components, including variable-gauge bogies.

The power heads will be coupled with variable-gauge coaches to form 22 nine-car trainsets for Spain’s new high-speed lines and conventional rail network.

The power heads are scheduled to be delivered between June 2006 and August 2008.


Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 4/5/2004