Saudi Railways Organizations awarded Talgo a USD 200 million contract to manufacture 6 trains with 13 coaches to cover the Ryadh-Damman railway line. These high-speed trains will cover the 480 kms. that divide both cities.
“This new contract will strengthen commercial relations with Saudi Arabia and will open the doors for Talgo’s new projects. Unquestionably, both our technology and good relations established with the Mecca-Medina project have proven to be critical”, Talgo president, Carlos de Palaciosaid.
The main novelty of these trains is that they are self-propelled with Diesel-Electric traction (catenary-less power).