Preliminary impression of Alstom Coria Stream for RENFE

SPAIN: Alstom has been awarded a €370m contract to supply a further 49 Coradia Stream partly double-deck electric multiple-units to national operator RENFE.

The firm order announced on December 15 has been placed an option on a March 2021 contract which covered an initial 152 EMUs for use in Madrid and Barcelona with options for 76 more. It takes the total value to €1·8bn, including the supply of spare parts and maintenance of 56 of the units for 15 years.

The 1 668 mm gauge EMU are to be manufactured at Alstom’s Santa Perpetua plant in Barcelona, which where there will be significant investment, digitalisation and automation.

‘This is a historic project for Alstom in Spain, not only because of its scale, but also because it is a project built on a global sustainability concept – beginning at the tendering and design phase’, said Leopoldo Maestu, Managing Director of Alstom Spain & Portugal. ‘The trains are fully accessible, designed with all passengers in mind, sustainably developed according to eco-design criteria, and replete with innovative features both in the design and the manufacturing process.’