BRAZIL: Last month the first class of 25 personnel from the CBTU suburban network in Recife began training to maintain the fleet of 15 EMUs that is being supplied by CAF.

Combining practical and theoretical elements, the training courses are being provided by the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer at CBTU's Cavaleiro maintenance facility.

CBTU reports that its staff were struck by the degree of automation that the new trains feature, as well as other technological innovations.