With more than 2,000 employees in Spain, Alstom has been a major player in the modernization of the Spanish railway industry. Over 20 years ago, Alstom delivered the first high speed trains in Spain. Since then, Alstom has expanded its industrial and technological commitment in Spain with the creation of new industrial and technology centres, making it one of the largest employers in the sector in our country. It is also the only manufacturer and technology company with a local industrial and technological presence for all activities related to rail transport
In Barcelona, Alstom has one of the most advanced rolling stock production centres in Europe with the capacity to manufacture all types of trains, ranging from trams, metros, suburban units and long distance and high speed sets. The Alstom Industrial Centre in Santa Perpètua (Barcelona) has always been responsible for manufacturing Alstom's entire range of trains running in Spain. Trains providing a service on the Madrid-Seville high speed line have rolled out of these facilities in Barcelona, along with regional shuttles, half of the modern Civia suburban units, Barcelona's driverless metro and most trams running in the country.
In Barcelona, Alstom also has a Technology and R&D Centre, which develops "Passenger ergonomics and overall comfort" projects
• Infrastructure and systems:
The railway infrastructure unit provides customers with turnkey solutions and projects for the execution of work associated with railway lines: the installation of track, electrification systems, maintenance workshops, and electromechanical and tunnel safety systems, etc.
With a presence in Spain spanning over 13 years, the infrastructures unit is a leader in high speed substations for the Spanish market. It has participated in the construction of practically all substations for high speed lines in Spain. It has also installed electrification, traction, safety and civil protection systems in the Spanish railway network's longest tunnels - Guadarrama and Pajares.
Alstom Spain’s railway signalling and safety unit employs over 400 technicians and engineers who are dedicated to developing and implementing cutting edge signalling solutions for all types of railway infrastructure (high speed, regional, metro and trams). The Madrid-based technology laboratory manages innovative projects both for the Spanish market and for export.
Alstom's signalling teams in Spain have implemented unique projects in our country, such as the Chamartín interlocking (Adif's largest in Spain), the ERTMS signalling system (used for high speed trains) for suburban lines, the implementation of a third rail for use in the Mediterranean corridor and the application of the latest signalling technology with GSM-R communication (ERMTS2) for high speed trains, in a pioneering system in Spain.
The signalling division is carrying out numerous R&D projects and has signed a strategic partnership agreement with ADIF for the development of R&D+i projects at Adif's Railway Technology Centre (CTF) in Málaga.
• Services unit
As pioneers in the integral maintenance and refurbishment of rolling stock, Alstom offers a range of customised services to public and private rail operating companies. The aim is to guarantee the optimised, safe and global management of rolling stock and other pieces of railway equipment throughout their life cycles, regardless if it is manufactured by Alstom or third parties, including maintenance, refurbishment, spare parts management, support and technical assistance.