Talgo Series 8 Passenger Coaches: Passenger Car Features

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The wide range of Talgo Pendular coaches allows a variety of combinations to suite the specific needs of any commercial service.

Key benefits include:

  • Reduced weight for energy savings
  • Independent wheels for increased stability and reduced wheel and rail wear
  • Natural tilting for increased comfort and speed in curves
  • Easy maintenance
  • Versatile and reliable train designed to optimize passenger accommodations
  • Meets or exceeds all FRA requirements

These cars can become an independent train or be integrated with power units to become a Talgo 250 or Talgo 350 train set

Design Features

  • Lightweight, short carbodies (43.1’ (13.14 m) long), based on welded aluminum-alloy extrusions; very low weight per seat.
  • Structural strength in accordance with FRA and UIC standards
  • Anti-overturn, anti-override and anti-telescoping systems
  • Articulated
  • Very low center of gravity, which improves stability.
  • Steered rolling assembly axles that keep the wheels parallel to the rail on both straight and curved stretches and essentially eliminates hunting.
  • Rolling assembly with single axles featuring independent wheels located between cars.
  • Pneumatic/hydraulic brakes using two discs per wheel (an additional disc is provided on each axle for speeds of 220 mph);
  • Anti-slide brake system
  • Intelligent computerized system for continuous control of on-board systems
  • Global Positioning System equipment to inform passengers of the location of the train throughout the trip.


Passenger Car Feature


Cars provide special features for wheelchair-bound passengers (ADA compliant); easy access from the side of the car

Audio / Video

Individual audio receiver. Volume control and channel selector (four audio channels and two video channels)
Music service with individual Video/TV screens on the ceiling available for the entire car
LCD Screens in vestibules with
information for passengers


Automatically activated exterior and interior inter-connecting doors

Electricity / Power

Electrical outlets at all seats for charging laptop computers or other electrical appliances



Media Rack

Newspaper and magazine rack for passenger


One restroom in every second car, with eco-friendly vacuum toilets 
Complete space designed with the maximum quality in the details and accessories necessary for passengers’ personal hygiene. Feeling of space in a small area, where each detail has its practical, convenient and ideal place.


Very comfortable and ergonomic reclining seats. Equipped with footrests.
 Individual Folding Tables
 Business Class has leather upholstery; Coach has individual reading lights with controls on armrests.


Spacious luggage rack compartments and baggage racks above the windows
Storage area for heavy or large luggage


Waste and recycle containers


Five large panoramic windows on either side of passenger coaches