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
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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