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Talgo readies overhaul work of L.A. Metro railcars

Posted on July 14, 2017

While Talgo is primarily known globally as a railcar manufacturer, its experience also encompasses overhaul and maintenance work.
While Talgo is primarily known globally as a railcar manufacturer, its experience also encompasses overhaul and maintenance work.

Talgo received the first vehicle from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in its Milwaukee facility on June 15th, 2017 where it will commence a fleet overhaul.

In September 2016, Metro awarded a contract to Talgo to improve the performance of the Metro Red Line A650 HRVs by replacing and/or overhauling critical vehicle systems and subsystems. The A650 HRV fleet consists of 37 A650 married pairs built by Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie between 1992 and 2000.

“Our Milwaukee facilities will accommodate those 74 vehicles and still have sufficient room for growth,” said Antonio Perez, president/CEO of Talgo Inc.

The intent of this contract is to maintain the Metro’s Red Line fleet in a state of good repair where the overhaul and component replacement is prioritized to enhance safety, availability, and reliability.

While Talgo is primarily known globally as a railcar manufacturer, its experience also encompasses overhaul and maintenance work.

Customers in the U.S. include Amtrak, Oregon DOT, and Washington State DOT. The Company has 1,970 employees and services a fleet of more than 4,000 cars. Headquartered in Spain, its U.S. corporate office is based in Seattle.

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