Alstom in Spain

Alstom Pendolino train running in Spain
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Madrid 28027
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A leading and pioneer player in Spanish mobility sector

Deeply rooted in the Spanish railway tradition, Alstom has been manufacturing trains in Spain for over 150 years, with a long history of innovation and commitment to Spain's economic and industrial development.

Today Alstom, with more than 3,100 employees, is a strong local employer recognised as one of the leaders on the Spanish market. With local and international focus, Alstom teams in Spain lead mobility projects worldwide. Local excellence centers for digital mobility and manufacturing site have already developed railway projects in 23 countries.

Alstom supports Spanish mobility market through the application of the latest sustainable, innovative and proven technologies that are designed to provide an optimal whole of life cost for our customers while delivering a seamless and superior passenger experience. Alstom has been a pioneer in the railway sector in Spain, with the introduction of the high-speed train, the first automatic metro, state-of-the-art signaling systems, the return of the modern tram to our cities.

Industrial and technological commitment  

Alstom is the only manufacturer and technologist with local industrial and technological presence for all activities related to railway and sustainable mobility. signalling, infrastructure, train manufacturing, maintenance and digital mobility. Among others, Alstom has an industrial plant in Barcelona dedicated to the manufacture of all types of rolling stock, a propulsion systems factory in Biscay and, in Madrid, different technological innovation centres for the development of projects in the fields of railway safety, signalling, maintenance and digital mobility.

  • Alstom has one of the most technologically advanced rolling stock industrial plants in Europe in Barcelona, capable of manufacturing all types of trains. In addition, the factory in Trápaga (Basque Country) is one of the company's centres of excellence for traction and control systems supplied worldwide.

  • Alstom Spain employs over 650 technicians and engineers dedicated to the development and implementation of state of the art signalling and safety solutions for all types of railway infrastructure and rolling stock. The R&D laboratories located in Madrid develop digital solutions to respond to the mobility
    challenges of the 21 st century.

  • Alstom offers a variety of customised services to public and private operators. The objective is to guarantee optimised, safe and overall management of rolling stock and other railway equipment over their life cycle whether manufactured by Alstom or by third parties: maintenance, renovation, spare parts management, support and technical assistance. Alstom also has its own industrial sites in Getafe and Pinto (for the repair of equipment and components) as well as for Digital Services activities.

  • The infrastructure unit provides turnkey projects, integrated systems and other infrastructure solutions installation of track and electrification systems, maintenance workshops, electromechanical and tunnel safety systems, etc. Barcelona Tramway and APM at Adolfo Suárez airport in Madrid are examples of turnkey projects developed by Alstom’s teams in Spain.

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Alstom, a key mobility player in Madrid

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  • Metro Barcelona

    Metro Barcelona

    Alstom is manufacturing 50 new metros for TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona) at the Santa Perpètua site. Based on the Metropolis range, the new trains can operate in driverless lines and offer the highest requirements in terms of sustainability, passenger comfort, connectivity, and accessibility.

  • Metro Málaga

    Metro Málaga

    Since its inauguration in 2014, the Málaga Metro has been equipped with Alstom's CBTC signalling technology, an advanced train control system that tracks the location of the vehicles in real-time, substantially improving operations and capacity of the lines. Alstom has implemented this technology in the recent metro network extension, which connects the underground with the historic city centre.

  • Leading expertise in ERTMS

    Leading expertise in ERTMS

    Alstom signalling teams in Spain have developed latest ERTMS technologies for the high-speed (Albacete -Alicante, Atlantic Corridor, Valladolid-Leon-Burgos & Extremadura corridor) and suburban networks (Madrid and Barcelona). Alstom ETCS on-board solution equips also over 500 trains running in Spain (high speed, regional and suburban)

  • APM Madrid Barajas

    APM Madrid Barajas

    APM (Automated People Mover) integrated system for Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport. First 100% automatic system in Spain, that connects Terminal T4 with the satellite terminal (T4S) in Madrid Barajas. Alstom is in charge of the full system, including operation and maintenance services.

  • Metro Madrid: Propulsion and signalling

    Metro Madrid: Propulsion and signalling

    50% of Madrid's Metro passengers currently travel under the supervision of signalling systems developed at Alstom sites in Spain. Alstom Spain has also been in charge of propulsion and control equipment for more than 650 Madrid Metro units (Series 2000-B, Series 5000 2nd and 4th and Series 6000).

  • Pioneers in high-speed

    Pioneers in high-speed

    Three decades ago, Alstom delivered the first high-speed train in Spain. Since then, we have been a pioneer in all the major milestones in Spain, included the so-called lanzaderas for Renfe, the first high-speed train crossing the Pyrenees -and able to run in both Spanish and French networks-, or the first high-speed train in the liberalized market.

  • High-Capacity commuter trains for Renfe

    High-Capacity commuter trains for Renfe

    In March 2021, Alstom won a contract to supply Renfe with 152 High Capacity trains, and in December 2022, was awarded a contract to supply an additional 49 trains. The new vehicles will carry 20% more passengers and feature an innovative mixed configuration design, with single and double-decker cars, to meet the mobility needs of large urban centres, such as Madrid and Barcelona.

  • Coradia regional trains for the connection to Barcelona airport

    Coradia regional trains for the connection to Barcelona airport

    In September 2022, FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) awarded Alstom a contract to supply and maintain 10 new state-of-the-art Coradia Stream trains to serve the airport connection. The trains will be designed and manufactured at Alstom's industrial centre in Santa Perpètua, where a new workshop will also be built to maintain the fleet for 15 years.

  • Innovation ERTMS project for low-density lines

    Innovation ERTMS project for low-density lines

    Adif has awarded Alstom a contract to develop a new ERTMS system application. The objective of this R&D&I project, which will be carried out from Alstom's Railway Safety and Signalling site in Madrid, is to increase the safety and efficiency of low-density lines by introducing, among others, satellite technology to track the train position and public telecommunications networks.

  • Catenary-free technology in Barcelona's tramway connection

    Catenary-free technology in Barcelona's tramway connection

    The Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM) has awarded Alstom a contract for the electrification of the first phase of the Barcelona tram network connection, which will link the Trambaix and Trambesos lines employing Alstom's ground power supply system (APS). The system supplies power to the vehicles via a conductor rail, automatically switching on and off as the tram goes through.

  • HealthHub™ and digital services

    HealthHub™ and digital services

    The Alstom Services team in Spain implements digital maintenance tools, IoT technologies and predictive algorithms with the aim of improving train availability, reducing time spent in workshops and, in short, decreasing the total life cycle costs of urban and intercity fleets.

  • Traction systems

    Traction systems

    At Trapaga industrial site, near Bilbao, Alstom develops traction, propulsion systems for all power types: from very high-speed, to regional and commuter trains, locomotives, metros or monorail.

People, at the heart of our business

At Alstom, people are the hearth of our strategy. We create stable, long-term and quality employment with an environment that boost integration, participation, autonomy and initiative. 

Alstom is a reference for its technological and pioneering nature, its commitment to innovation and its state-of-the-art sustainable mobility solutions. This is only achieved by having the best professionals, with a strategy that places people at the center of the business.

Agility, Inclusion and Responsibility are our values: we work with flexibility and commitment, anticipating, adapting, innovating and, above all, embracing differences, with a diverse and inclusive culture.

We have been recognised, for 8 consecutive years, as TOP Employer Spain, a certification that demonstrates our focus on people. In 2023, Alstom was also recognised as a Global Top Employer, one of only 15 companies globally to obtain the distinction and the only one in the railway sector. 

At Alstom Spain, we are looking for candidates at every stage of their career – from students and junior staff to specialists, experts and managers. Join an international community on a challenging journey and your career will gain momentum.

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