According to the EIB, the project consists of the acquisition of up to 24 electric locomotives in order to better adapt the freight fleet to the ongoing rail infrastructure developments in Spain. In particular, 12 dual voltage locomotives will replace the locomotives currently operating from/to Asturias, and the other 12 locomotives will have international track gauge in order to run services on various mixed traffic high-speed lines that will be opened in the coming years, most notably along the Mediterranean Corridor including cross-border services to France.
The project also comprises the acquisition of wagons for intermodal services, implementation of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) in some of the current locomotives and some measures for noise reduction of 2900 wagons.
The project supports the modernisation and expansion of competitive zero direct emission transport services in order to lead to modal shift and a reduction of negative transport externalities, such as pollution and CO2 emissions. The project will thus contribute to meeting the Bank's target for support to Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability. The rolling stock will operate services in several convergence and transition regions, therefore supporting regional development.
As stated by Bloomberg, RENFE Operadora SC provides passenger and freight transport services. The Company offers transport services in local and medium distance, rail tickets and passes, and freight and logistics. RENFE Operadora operates in Spain.
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