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Portuguese Trains Unveil Refurbished Alfa Pendular

Portuguese Trains (CP) unveiled its first refurbished Alfa Pendular at a ceremony that was attended by the Minister of Planning and Infrastructure, at Santa Apolónia Station on March 24.

The total fleet of 10 Alfa Pendular trains will undergo the same remodelling operation over the next 2 years, with the completion scheduled for the end of 2019, for a total investment of approximately €18 million.

Portuguese Trains Alfa Pendular
© CP

Alfa Pendular

The Alfa Pendular high-speed train is a six car tilting inter-city electric multiple unit (EMU). It connects the cities of Braga, Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Santarém, Lisbon, Albufeira and Faro, among others at speeds of up to 220 kilometres per hour (137 mph).

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The refurbishment programme is being carried out by EMEF and includes new seats, interior panelling and lighting. Passenger Wi-Fi will be improved and a new exterior livery is also being applied. 

The Alfa Pendular trains entered service in 1999 and since then the 10 units of this Alfa Pendular fleet have carried more than 26 million customers over 45 million kilometres.

Original article © CP.

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