posted on 21st Jan 2016 18:08
In February 2014 Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya awarded a 9.4 million EUR contract to Stadler for two Class 331 GTW DMUs for the 80 km 1,668 mm gauge Lleida to La Pobla de Segur line, on which it has provided services since 2006. Both trains were built at Bussnang, and in early January 2016 were despatched to Catalunya on low-loaders. The first photo shows one of the end cars on the motorway south of the French border, between Perpignan and Figueres. The other shows a DMU following railing on 17 January at the Associació de Restauració de Material Ferroviari (ARMF) works at Pla de Vilanoveta, near Lleida. This will be the temporary home of the new trains, which are expected to enter service in spring 2016, until FGC completes a new depot at Balaguer.