Rail News: Passenger Rail
07/18/2017

Talgo ramps up rail-car overhaul work in Milwaukee


Talgo built these trainsets at its Milwaukee plant several years ago.Photo – Julie Sneider

 

Talgo Inc. has begun refurbishing rail cars in Milwaukee under the Spanish train manufacturer's contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA).

Talgo and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced last year that the manufacturer would return to Milwaukee's Century City business park, where it once built high-speed trains for Wisconsin and Oregon.

The company received its first LACMTA rail car at the Milwaukee plant last month. The contract's intent is to maintain the agency's Red Line fleet in a state of good repair, Talgo officials said in a press release.
  
The contract calls for Talgo to improve the performance of the Metro Red Line A650 heavy rail vehicles (HRV) by replacing and/or overhauling the units' critical systems and subsystems. The A650 HRV fleet consists of 37 A650 married pairs built by Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie between 1992 and 2000.

"We are excited about the opportunity to expand our business in the U.S. and transfer our extensive expertise in the overhaul business to vehicles owned by LACMTA," said Talgo Chief Executive Officer and President Antonio Perez. "Our Milwaukee facilities will accommodate those 74 vehicles and still have sufficient room for growth. Talgo will show how its 75 years of experience overhauling rail vehicles will be beneficial to transit agencies."

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nora Friend July 12, 2017 202-669-2972
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Talgo Commences and Ramps Up Overhaul Work in Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI –Talgo received the first vehicle from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) in its Milwaukee facility on June 15th, 2017.

“Talgo’s renewed activity at Century City is a great addition to Milwaukee’s economy,” Mayor Tom Barrett said. “Talgo knows its Century City location works well because of its transportation connections, strong infrastructure, and access to a quality workforce.”

On September 22, 2016, LACMTA awarded a contract to Talgo to improve the performance of the Metro Red Line A650 HRVs by replacing and/or overhauling critical Vehicle systems and subsystems. The A650 HRV fleet consists of 37 A650 married pairs built by Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie between 1992 and 2000.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our business in the US and transfer our extensive expertise in the overhaul business to vehicles owned by LACMTA.” Antonio Perez, CEO-President of Talgo Inc. said. “Our Milwaukee facilities will accommodate those 74 vehicles and still have sufficient room for growth. Talgo will show how its 75 years of experience overhauling rail vehicles will be beneficial to transit agencies.”

The intent of this contract is to maintain the LACMTA’s Red Line fleet in a state of good repair where the overhaul and component replacement is prioritized to enhance safety, availability, and reliability. “We have a strong team in place working on the A650 project and are very pleased with our progress” Ferran Canals, the Project Manager for this exciting project, said. “We have confidence in our ability to excel in this project working hand in hand with the LACMTA team."

About Talgo:


Talgo is one of the world’s leading suppliers of rolling stock in business for over 75 years with a particular focus on extended lifecycle and service/reliability. While Talgo is primarily known globally as a railcar manufacturer, its experience also encompasses overhaul and maintenance work. Customers in the US include Amtrak, Oregon DOT, and Washington State DOT. The Company has 1970 employees and services a fleet of more than 4000 cars with emphasis on preventive maintenance and overhaul work. It is headquartered in Spain and has subsidiaries in the US, Germany, Bosnia, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. The US corporate office is based in Seattle, WA.

 

Avril by Talgo the new Renfe high-speed train


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Talgo wins the most important high-speed tender in Europe with its new Avril, the most advanced high-speed train:

 



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Talgo To Supply 15 High Speed Trains to Renfe

Spanish railways operator Renfe has awarded Talgo a €78n milliom contract for the supply of 15 very high-speed trains and to maintain this fleet for 30 years. The contract includes an option to buy a second block of 15 additional units and to extend the maintenance period 10 additional years. Talgo shall deliver the first block in 36 months.

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Renfe selects Talgo for high-speed train order 

SPAIN’s development minister Mr Iñigo de la Serna announced on November 28 that national train operator Renfe has awarded Talgo a contract to supply and maintain up to 30 high-speed trains.

The initial contract is worth €786m, including €337m for 15 330km/h Avril trains and €449m for 30 years’ maintenance with options for 15 additional trains and a further 10 years’ maintenance. If both options are exercised, the total value for the contract will reach €1.491bn..

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Talgo wins Spanish high speed train order

SPAIN: Talgo has been selected for a contract to supply 15 high speed trainsets to RENFE and maintain them for 30 years, Minister of Development Íñigo de la Serna announced on November 28. The first of the trainsets from Talgo’s Avril family are to be ready for service in 38 to 42 months

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Spanish railways operator Renfe has awarded Talgo a contract for the supply of 15 very high-speed trains Avril with a maximum commercial speed of 330 km/h. The contract also includes maintaining this fleet for 30 years. Total contract value reaches EUR 787 million.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2016 Contact: Nora Friend
202-438-1253
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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Awards Talgo, Inc. the A650 Heavy Rail Vehicle Overhaul and Critical Component Replacement Project
Seattle, Wash. September 28, 2016–

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) awarded Talgo, Inc., on September 22, a project to overhaul critical systems and subsystems to 74 vehicles assigned to the Red Line that will be operated in a married pair configuration. The award consists of a base order of 38 vehicles with an option to add 36 more, for a total value of $72.9 million. The work will be delivered over a period of 56 months.

Talgo will replace vital systems and components and update relevant technology to ensure the continued safety, reliability, availability, and maintainability of the Red Line fleet for full revenue service and maintain the fleet’s State of Good Repair.

Talgo has been working, for over a year, with suppliers that have a proven track record in delivering propulsion, brake, communication, signaling and other components required by LACMTA. The work will be performed in Milwaukee, Wis. and Los Angeles, Calif..

“Talgo is excited to have this opportunity to show Metro how our extensive overhaul experience will improve the performance of the vehicles servicing metro network in Los Angeles" said Antonio Perez, CEO and President of Talgo
USA.

“The City of Milwaukee is very pleased Talgo is growing its operation in our city. I have seen the high quality rail car work the company has undertaken here, and I am confident this new work will meet the highest expectations,”  Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

About Talgo:
Talgo is one of the world’s leading rolling stock manufacturers in business for over 75 years. The company has 1970 employees and services a fleet of more than 4000 cars, with emphasis on preventive and overhaul work. It is headquartered in Spain and has subsidiaries in the US, Germany, Bosnia, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. The US subsidiary provides maintenance and overhaul services to Amtrak and the Departments of Transportation of Washington and Oregon, and it is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices in Washington, DC and Orlando, Florida.

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