MEETING ON October 13, the Spanish National Railways board approved orders for 80 Civia EMUs worth €407·5m, including maintenance over four years worth €32·5m. Siemens and CAF are to build 40 sets for €200m, and Alstom the remainder for €175m.

Deliveries will take place between mid-2005 and the end of 2007, with the EMUs to be deployed on the suburban networks in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Sevilla, as well as San Sebasti