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ALSTOM starts testing of the first S-104 high-speed regional train for RENFE


The trains, which have a top speed of 250 kph, will be used for a regional shuttle service on the Spanish high-speed network, including the Madrid-Barcelona line.

A second train will arrive at La Sagra for testing in the beginning of 2004, and the last one is due to begin tests at the Toledo workshops in November 2004.

The trains are bidirectional EMUs, with a capacity of 237 passengers. They are specially designed for regional services on high-speed lines, featuring high standards of comfort and reliability while offering reduced maintenance and operation costs.

RENFE ordered 20 S-104 trains from a consortium of ALSTOM and CAF in May 2001. ALSTOM’s share of the €224 million order is €153 million.


With more than 35 product lines and a presence in more than 60 countries, ALSTOM's Transport sector offers complete products and services for new rolling stock, signaling and electrical and mecanical infrastructure as well as maintenance and rehabilitation services to four distinct types of customers: urban transit authorities and operators; intercity passenger rail operators and rolling stock owners; rail freight operators; and intercity railway infrastructure owners. ALSTOM's Transport sector, with sales of €5.1 billion in financial year 2002-2003, is among the world's leading suppliers to the railway industry.

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