CAF will have a relevant role in the renewal of the fleet designed by Renfe. The railway operator’s board of directors awarded this Monday the purchase of 31 metric gauge trains and six alpine trains from the Basque company for a total amount of 258 million euros. An award that represents the starting gun for the macroprogram proposed by the public company, valued at
The company, which has won the Swiss Stadler for this contract, also maintains these trains together with Renfe Mantenimiento for 15 years. With the purchase of these 31 new trains, the average age of this fleet will go from the current 28 years to 15 at the end of the Public Service Obligation (OSP) contract signed by Renfe with the State for the provision of these services.
The 6 Alpine trains are for the Madrid Cercanías C-9 line that connects the town of Cercedilla with the Puerto de Cotos, in the Sierra de Guadarrama, and which reaches maximum slopes of 77 thousandths. Renfe explained that the acquisition of these trains will allow “meeting the foreseeable needs of fleet rejuvenation, with increased reliability and reduced incidents, increased energy efficiency, as well as compliance with the obligations to implement accessibility and increased security in the rail system. ”