ALSTOM has unveiled the designs for the fleet of Coradia Stream high-capacity EMUs it is building for Spanish national operator Renfe at its Spanish factory in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, near Barcelona.

The new six-car trains, which will be used to replace older suburban EMUs, will have four low-floor single-deck cars and two double-deck cars with capacity for more than 900 passengers.

12 doors on each side, evenly distributed along the train, will reduce station dwell times by speeding up passenger flow. The new trains are designed to be fully accessible for passengers with reduced mobility, with multifunctional spaces for wheelchairs, bicycles, luggage and prams.

The certification process for the first three trains that are currently being manufactured will begin in 2024. Once this is completed, series production of the remaining 198 EMUs will begin, with between three and four trains being delivered to Renfe each month during the following three years.

The €1.8bn order for 152 Coradia Stream high-capacity EMUs was initially placed in March 2021 and increased by 49 trains in December 2022 [IRJ 15 December 2022]. The contract includes spare parts and the maintenance of 56 trains for 15 years.

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