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New Spanish Speed Record On 1,668 mm Gauge
New Spanish Speed Record On 1,668 mm Gauge

During a nocturnal test run with Talgo staff on board early on 7 September 2022, a Class 106 Avril reached 360 km/h on the 1,668 mm gauge high speed line between Ourense and Santiago de Compostela.

"CAF Tren Hidrógeno" On The Public Network
"CAF Tren Hidrógeno" On The Public Network

After factory static tests were conducted, CAF began test runs with its prototype EHMU at the end of July.

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Late-Running Avril - Renfe Warns Of Fines
Late-Running Avril - Renfe Warns Of Fines

The first members of the new high speed Class 106 fleet were expected to have been handed over to Renfe in January 2021 in readiness for commercial operation in summer 2022.

CAF Started Static Testing Of A Civia EHMU Demonstrator
CAF Started Static Testing Of A Civia EHMU Demonstrator

At the end of May, at its plant in Zaragoza, CAF started static tests on the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train being developed for the FCH2Rail project.

Renfe’s Revised AVE Logo
Renfe’s Revised AVE Logo

In January 2022, Renfe invited the general public to submit ideas for a revamped 'Alta Velocidad Española' logo, to replace the one which has been in use since April 1992 when the Madrid to Sevilla high speed line was inaugurated.

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30th Anniversary Of The First High-Speed Trains In Spain
30th Anniversary Of The First High-Speed Trains In Spain

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.

Renfe And Talgo Present First Refurbished Class 730
Renfe And Talgo Present First Refurbished Class 730

The 14 electro-diesel Class 730s are being subjected to a mid-life refurbishment at Talgo's Las Matas works.

Test Running Starts Between Madrid-Chamartín, Madrid-Atocha And Torrejón De Velasco
Test Running Starts Between Madrid-Chamartín, Madrid-Atocha And Torrejón De Velasco

Over the weekend of 5/6 February 2022 test running on this new cross-city 1,435 mm gauge line started, using Renfe's AVLO 112.013 and 021.

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New EMUs For Renfe Cercanías
New EMUs For Renfe Cercanías

On 8 March 2021, following ratification at a meeting of Renfe's administrative council, the operator announced that it will order 211 high-capacity EMUs for Cercanías, the commuter rail systems of Spain's major metropolitan areas.

25 Years Of The Sevilla Speedbird
  • 24th Apr 2017 14:42
25 Years Of The Sevilla Speedbird
Spain’s first high speed line, from Madrid to Sevilla, was inaugurated on 21 April 1992. To commemorate the event, GEC-Alstom-built 100.111 was...
Albacete To Alacant HSL Inaugration
  • 7th Jun 2013 10:38
Albacete To Alacant HSL Inaugration
On 6 June 2013 it was announced that the Albacete to Alacant high speed line would be inaugurated on 18 June, the nine train pairs daily (ten on...
RENFE Class 100 On Test In France
  • 9th Feb 2013 17:21
RENFE Class 100 On Test In France
RENFE’s 100.024 started life as a dual-voltage (3 and 25 kV) 1,668 mm gauge Class 101 in the mid-1990s, used on Barcelona to València and Alacant...