Spain’s rail history began when the first railway line connected the two coastal cities Barcelona and Mataró. The 28 km line began service in November 1848.
Spain’s high-speed network is one of the best worldwide. It currently comprises of four main high-speed corridors and has a total length of 2,321 km, making it Europe’s largest high-speed network and the second-largest worldwide. Further lines are under construction or planned.
Bombardier Transportation is one of the leading exporters of the Spanish rail industry, employing more than 800 people.
Bombardier has participated in major Spanish projects. These include:
Bombardier is also implementing its INTERFLO ERTMS signalling solutions on the North-Northwest Corridor in Spain. The project includes the Valladolid–León and Venta de Baños–Burgos lines.
SER has developed and supplied the Energy Management Control System for OMNEO (340 vehicles), AVENTRA (225 vehicles) and RENFE HST (91 vehicles).
In October 2006, 100 TRAXX locomotives F140 DC S253 for rail freight were ordered by Renfe.
Bombardier Transportation Spain developed and supplied propulsion equipment for the Haramain HST project.
In July 2015, Bombardier received an order for the INTERLFO 450 ERTMS Level 2 system for part of the Madrid–Extremadura high-speed line.
Our CITYFLO 650 solution has been increasing capacity on Metro Madrid Lines 1 and 6 since implementation.
In April 2004, Renfe awarded the consortium Talgo-Bombardier Transportation an order for the delivery of 44 powerheads for high speed passenger operations in Spain.
In 2007, the trains entered into service. Since June 2008, the consortium has been executing the full maintenance activities too.
In March 2001, Renfe ordered the first S-102 series from the Bombardier - Talgo Consortium, which has been in operation since 2004.
Nowadays, BTren Joint Venture (w/Renfe) is executing the full maintenance activities for S102 and S112 high-speed trains for Bombardier’s scope of supply: bogies, main and auxiliaries propulsion and control system, signalling and communication equipment.
In 1991, Renfe ordered fleet maintenance services for 78 S446 commuter EMUs from the Bombardier – CAF Consortium. The contract was renewed in January 2019 for these services.
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