FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) has ordered 10 Coradia Stream regional trains from Alstom.
In line with Alstom’s strategy and FGC’s commitment to promoting sustainable mobility, the new trains will be developed using eco-design criteria for their raw materials, traction systems, energy efficiency and end of life recycling.
The contract, valued at 177 million EUR (177.09m USD), also includes 15 years of associated maintenance.
Each train will consist of five single-deck cars with a total capacity of 600 passengers and a maximum speed of 120 kilometres per hour.
They will be used on a new commuter line connecting Barcelona’s city centre with El Prat Airport.
With this in mind, the majority of the train will be low floor (with the exception of the bogie and cab areas) and will have extra-wide double doors at platform height.
The cars have also been designed to make the most of the interior space, with lots of storage space and wide corridors for passenger luggage.
They will also include Alstom’s most advanced signalling solutions, as well as safety and passenger information systems.
The trains will be manufactured at Alstom’s Perpètua de la Mogoda site in Barcelona.
Alstom will build a new services depot here, where the preventative and corrective maintenance can take place.
“This contract is the result of Alstom’s commitment to smart and sustainable mobility in Catalonia.
“We offer leading technology in the sector, unique industrial capacity, a local supplier network and a consolidated value chain for developing these state-of-the-art trains for FGC.
“We’re confident they will be the new face of sustainable mobility in Barcelona and Catalonia.”
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