Renfe will approve this afternoon in its board of directors the award of 211 suburban trains for 2,445 million euros. The successful bidders are the French Alstom and the switzerland Stadler, as reported by Cadena SER. The trains will be double height and large capacity, and aimed at the renewal of its fleet in large cities. Predictably, they will be manufactured in the plants that both European companies operate in Spain.
In this way, the Spanish operator ends almost a decade and a half without investment in new trains. The last time it awarded a contract to renew its fleet was in 2007.