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Agreement for the manufacture of a fleet of high-speed trains in Ribabellosa

The construction of the first ten trains would begin in the first half of 2023 at the Talgo plant in Álava. The first trains would leave its workshops at the beginning of 2025.

Euskaraz irakurri: Ribabellosan abiadura handiko trenen flota bat egiteko akordioa sinatu dute

LE TRAIN, the first French private operator of high-speed trains, and Talgo, a European designer and manufacturer of railway rolling stock, have signed an agreement today in Bordeaux for the future development of a fleet of high-speed trains adapted to the French market and based on the leading high-speed platform Avril, as reported in a note.

After signing the relevant contracts, the construction of the first ten trains would begin in the first half of 2023 at the Talgo plant in Ribabellosa (Álava). The first trains would leave their workshops at early 2025.

Following the tender called at the beginning of 2022 to the main French and European manufacturers and after several months of negotiations, LE TRAIN and Talgo have aligned themselves for the development of a new fleet of very high-speed trains based on the Talgo train platform. Avril.

The two companies have today signed an agreement covering the potential future acquisition of a fleet of up to ten very high speed trainsincluding possible expansions and the possibility of taking care of the maintenance of the equipment in France, as well as the creation of a joint research and development unit in New Aquitaine aimed at “working towards the most efficient and sustainable mode of mobility transport of the future : the train”.

“Today marks an important milestone in the history of LE TRAIN and French rail transport,” he said. Alain Getraud, CEO of LE TRAIN. For his part, Carlos Palacio Oriolpresident of Patentes Talgo, has declared that “With LE TRAIN, Talgo has signed a large-scale and long-term association”.

Source: Eitb


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