ALSTOM: Alstom and Spain’s ONCE Foundation for Co-operation & Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities have renewed a collaboration framework agreement which aims to improve the usability and comfort of trains for people with disabilities and the elderly.
Projects which have benefited from the original 2019 collaboration agreement include the development of metro trains for Barcelona and the future high capacity commuter trains for RENFE.
‘This is not only a local alliance; we have also been able to export several advances and initiatives to other teams’, said Jaime Borrell, who is responsible for Alstom’s business development in Spain. ‘Thanks to the collaboration with Fundación ONCE, Alstom Spain has become a reference in accessibility within the group worldwide.’
As part of the collaboration agreement, Alstom has also started working with Inserta Empleo, which specialises in training, employment and consulting programmes to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in workplaces.