The Train for Spain is far from Plain

The first train of Renfe's 350 km/h Velaro E emus, built by Siemens, is now in Spain, awaiting the start of dynamic testing to ensure it meets Renfe's standards. The train is based on the 300 km/h ICE 3 emus used by German Rail, but has been modified to meet Renfe's requirements. Key technical differences include a 10% increase in traction power to 8.8MW, and significantly uprated air-conditioning; it also meets the Technical Specification for Interoperability for European high speed trains, allowing it to operate on cross border services. The train is also fitted with European Train Control System Level 2 equipment. On-track testing is set to start in January next year, and the production unit is ramping up to one train a month to ensure delivery of the first batch by the end of 2006 for the eventual used on the Madrid-Barcelona line.


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  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 9:43AM