Renfe has finalised the registration of its Lyon branch and now has the authorisation from the French authorities to start its commercial activity imminently.
On 9 September 2022, Christophe Fanichet (Chairman and CEO of SNCF Voyageurs), Alain Krakovitch (Director of TGV-Intercités), Xavier Ouin (Industrial Director of SNCF Voyageurs) and Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud (President, Alstom France) unveiled the production line of the TGV M trains in Alstom's La Rochelle works, after coupling together the power end cars and passenger cars of the unit 997.
In 1992, Alstom pioneered the introduction of high-speed rail in Spain. Since then, the company has added a long list of innovations that continue to revolutionise railway mobility. Linking Madrid and Sevilla on the first high-speed train in Spain was only the beginning of a long history of innovation.