Alstom unveils the Coradia Stream design for Renfe

Coradia Stream train for RenfeAlstom has unveiled the design of the Coradia Stream train for Renfe at its industrial site in Catalonia in the presence of the Spanish Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, and the President of Renfe, Raül Blanco.

The new trains will have 6 cars each, of which 4 low-floor cars and 2 double-deck cars. The 12 doors on each side, evenly distributed along the train, improve station dwell time by speeding up passenger flow and the transport capacity of suburban networks. In addition, the future trains, fully accessible for people with reduced mobility, will have spaces for PRM chairs, and multifunctional spaces for bicycles, suitcases, baby prams and more.

The Coradia Stream train for Renfe will be 900 metres long and will have a capacity for more than 900 passengers allowing the operator to transport at least 20% more passengers per hour through the country’s busiest railway hubs.

Technically, the new high-capacity vehicles will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to improve reliability and punctuality. In addition, the technology implemented will allow for thousands of data per second to be collected from the entire fleet. This real-time information ensures more efficient operational decision-making, which will result in a better service for commuters.

The first three units that are currently being manufactured and the validation and certification process will begin in 2024. Once this is over, series production of the remaining 198 units will begin, with the aim of delivering between 3 and 4 trains to Renfe each month.

In 2021, Renfe awarded Alstom a EUR 1.44 billion for the supply of 152 high-capacity trains for Cercanías networks, and in December 2022, the Spanish rail operator ordered 49 additional Coradia Stream trains. Under the contracts, Alstom will supply 201 Coradia Stream high-capacity trains at a value of EUR 1.8 billion. They also include supply of spare parts and maintenance for 56 of the trains for 15 years.

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