ADIF awards Stadler the supply of three infrastructure monitoring trains

The trains, two for use on Iberian gauge lines (1,668 mm) and one for use on standard gauge lines (1,435 mm), will be manufactured by the consortium formed by Stadler Valencia and Mer Mec. The contract also includes the supply and installation of safety and communications systems for the trains, the instrumentation and onboard diagnostic systems, the maintenance of the vehicles for five years and a stock of spare parts.

The bi-mode trains will be able to run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h in diesel mode and up to 200 km/h using electric traction. They will be fitted with the Asfa Digital, ETCS, GSM-R and wi-fi and they will be used to monitor both track and overhead line.

Stadler Valencia has also recently been selected by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya for the supply of five bi-mode metre-gauge locomotives.