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Talgo´s Avril, preselected for HS2 high speed procurement process in the United Kingdom
   
 
  

Talgo´s Avril platform has been preselected in the procurement process to supply trains for phase one of HS2 high speed project in the UK, which will connect London and Birmingham starting in 2026.


Talgo´s Avril, preselected for HS2 high speed procurement process in the United Kingdom

(05/12/2017) 

Besides Talgo, the companies Alstom, Bombardier, Hitachi and Siemens are also competing for this process which has a budget of 2,750 million pounds sterling (about 3,080 million euros). The winner will be in charge of the design, construction and maintenance of a minimum of 54 trains that will enter service in 2026.

In its Avril project, Talgo has invested over 50 million euros in R+D+I for the last eight years to develop a very high-speed platform, lighter as well as energy-efficient and sustainable, which won the contract for the supply of 30 new high-speed trains for Renfe eleven months ago.

Talgo, which recently confirmed its intention to implement a long-term industrial plan in the United Kingdom, is confident that it will enter the UK market, where a growing demand for more capacity as well as the different tenders in progress offer possibilities not only in the sector of high-speed trains but also in regional and commuter vehicles.
 

 

 


 
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