SPAIN: National operator RENFE unveiled the new Class 112 high speed train at its future home, the extended Santa Catalina rolling stock maintenance facility in Madrid, on June 29. A total of 30 Class 112s have been ordered from Talgo and Bombardier for the Madrid - Valencia high speed line which is due to open later this year.

The 200 m long Class 112 has two power cars and 12 trailers, offering a total of 365 seats compared to the 316 of the Talgo/Bombardier Class 102 for RENFE from which it has been developed. There are now only two classes, tourist and club, with the number of tourist seats increased to 294 following market studies.

Weighing 322 tonnes, the new train has a top speed of 330 km/h. Each Bo-Bo power car has four asynchronous traction motors, fed by one IGBT converter per bogie.

Class 112 production has been shared with RENFE's Los Prados workshops in Málaga, responsible for the assembly of 168 trailer cars including interior fit-out, painting and static testing.