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Spain's Renfe picks six potential high-speed train suppliers

Source: Reuters - Mon 25th Jan 2016
Spain's Renfe picks six potential high-speed train suppliers

Spanish state-run train operator Renfe has shortlisted six companies, including Siemens and Bombardier, as potential suppliers of new high-speed trains in deals worth up to EU2.64 Bln.

Renfe said in a statement it was looking to buy at least 15 trains for up to 1.4 billion euros in a first phase. The price includes the contract to maintain the trains for up to 40 years.

It said its board had also approved the option to increase that order by another 15 trains, for a total of up to EU2.64 Bln.

After a first round of bids Renfe said it has picked Spain's Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocaril (CAF) and Patentes Talgo, as well as Siemens, Bombardier and Hitachi Rail Italy . It also said France's Alstom, through two separate units, Alstom Transporte SAU and Alstom Transport SA, had also made the cut.

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