SPANISH National Railways has awarded CAF a contract worth Pts15·8bn to supply and maintain 21 TRD tilting DMUs for its Regional business unit. As with recent high speed orders (p517), Renfe has reserved the right to undertake up to 20% of construction and 50% of maintenance.Each powered by four 338 kW engines, the three-car TRDs will be capable of a maximum speed of 160 km/h and will seat 190 passengers. Due to enter service within two years, the TRDs will be able to negotiate curves at speeds up to 20% higher than conventional rolling stock, the tilt accommodating up to 1·8m/s2 of uncompensated lateral acceleration.
12 June 2021
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