Management & Operations

Record-setting train begins service in Spain

Posted on June 27, 2007

The Siemens-built Velaro E, approved for service this week, is the first German high-speed train to operate on a railway line in Spain.

 

The multiple-unit train reaches a normal operating speed of 217.5 mph. With a length of 656 feet, the AVE S 103 has space for 404 passengers in three different classes. The Velaro is based on the ICE 3 trainset designed for German rail (Deutsche Bahn AG). In 2006, the Velaro E — called the "AVE S 103" by Spanish National Railways Renfe — set a world speed record of 250.8 mph for series-production trains during a test run between Madrid and Barcelona. The previous world record speed for series-production trains was 228.6 mph and was set by an ICE 3 in 2000.

 

The 26 high-speed Velaro E trains for Spanish National Railways Renfe were the first order for the Velaro platform from Siemens. In July 2005, Siemens Transportation Systems presented the first Velaro E to the customer in Spain. Of the 26 trains ordered, 18 have been delivered. The overall order, including service for 14 years, was worth more than $1.3 billion.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Connect Transit GM to leave post next month

Bringing in the system's first local tax funding was one of Andrew Johnson's many accomplishments during his tenure.

L.A. Metro reconsidering selling naming rights for trains, stations

Since board approval in December, the staff received new information from the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Office saying corporate naming decisions by Metro could lead to free speech entanglements

Metra chief Orseno to retire by end of 2017

Orseno began his career in 1974 as a ticket collector on Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad commuter trains.

WSP | PB taps Werkmeister as nat'l strategic pursuit manager

She has 27 years of business development, marketing and sales experience, and has successfully led major strategic campaigns for large infrastructure pursuits across Southern California.

Cubic names Walker Ford VP/GM of Eastern region, Americas

This region includes Miami where the EASY Card revenue management system has become a major Cubic project, which recently expanded under a $33 million contract for upgrades to cloud-based services supporting mobile- and open-payment technologies.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close