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RENFE Class 130
Talgo 250
130-07 en el Cambiador de Valdestillas.jpg
Manufacturer Talgo[1] / Bombardier (Kassel)[2]
Capacity 299 seats, 236 standard, 62 first, 1 special (11 coach set)[1]
Operator RENFE
Train length 183m[1]
Car length 20m (power car)[1]
13.14m (passenger car)[3]
Width 2.96m (power car)[1]
Height 4m (power car)[1]
Maximum speed 250 km/h (160 mph) (standard gauge lines)[1]
220 km/h (140 mph) (Iberian gauge lines)[1]
Weight max. axle load 18t[1]
Traction system Electric
Power output 2400kW @ 25kV AC, 2000kW @ 3kV DC (per power unit)[1]
Power supply 25kV AC 50Hz / 3kV DC[1]
Current collection method pantograph (2 per power car), high voltage roof mounted electrical bus between power cars.[citation needed]
UIC classification Bo'Bo' 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1 Bo'Bo' (11 car set)
Bogies BoBo (power car)[1]
Articulated independent wheel 'single axle' in passenger cars[1]
Braking system(s) 2 disc brakes per axle, also regenerative and rheostatic brakes in power cars[1]
pneumatic discs in passenger cars[1]
Gauge 1435/1668mm[1]

The RENFE Class 130 or S-130[4] (manufacturers designation Talgo 250) is a high speed dual gauge, dual voltage trainset consisting of elven Talgo VII tilting coaches and two power cars. The trains are used on RENFE's Alvia services.[5][6]


Background and design

The trainsets are designed for high speed services on standard (1668mm) and high speed (1435mm) lines in Spain; the vehicle can change gauge at low speed without stopping using Talgo's RD variable gauge system.[7] The Talgo VII carriages are constructed from aluminium and incorporate a passive pendulum tilting system[8] (Talgo Pendular System), and are sealed against pressure differences for tunnel travel[1], as well as incorporating underframe airconditioning, individual audio systems and video displays, rotating and reclining seats and power outlets.[3]

Capacity in standard class coaches is 36 seated, in first class 36 seats, end coaches have lower capacity, one coach is typically used for restaurant/sales services.[1]

The locomotives use AC traction motors controlled by IGBT inverters which include integrated auxiliary converters. Safety systems (signalling) can include ETCS Level 2, LZB, ASFA and Ebicab900TBS.[9]

Operations and services

As of January 2010 S-130 trains operate on the Gijon/Oviedo via Leon, Palencia, Valladolid to Madrid services with some trains extending to Alicante via Albacete[10], the Santander via Palencia and Valladolid to Madrid services, also sometimes extended to Alicante,[11] the Madrid to Bilbao service via Valladolid and Burgos,[12] the Madrid to San Sebastian/Irun service via Valladolid, Burgos and Vitoria,[13] and a Madrid to Alicante service.[14]



Hybrid train S130H

In order to extend high quality services to parts of Spain not then reached by the high speed network under construction RENFE undertook the procurement of trains combining both electrical and conventional diesel combustion engine power[15] The trains; for delivery in 2012 for use on Madrid to Murcia, and Madrid to Galicia were to be constructed by Talgo and Bombardier, at a cost of 78 million euro.[16], the new trains based on the S-130 are to be coded S130H; 15 original S-130 units will be converted to the hydrid operation.[17]

250km/h+ prototype train

A gauge changing train capable of operating over 250 km/h is in development and is based on the S-130.[18]

Uzbekistan trainset order

A version of the S130 for the railways of Uzbekistan (state company Uzbekistan Temir Yollari) was ordered in 2009 for use between Samarkand and Tashkent[19]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Talgo 250
  2. ^ Bombardier Transportation in Germany Page 14,
  3. ^ a b High speed trainsets - subsection Passenger Car Features Talgo Series VII Passenger Coaches
  4. ^ From Serie 130 de Renfe
  5. ^ Trayectos y Servicios - clase preferente
  6. ^ Trayectos y Servicios - clase turista
  7. ^ “Talgo RD” Variable Gauge System: A solution to eliminate barriers in the transport of goods and passengers between East and West Rail Tech Russis, internation conference, June 2007,
  8. ^ The Talgo Pendular Coaches
  9. ^ The Talgo Pendular Coaches POWER HEAD TALGO 250, Page 7,
  10. ^ Alvia service : Gijon-Alicante
  11. ^ Alvia service : Santander-Alicante
  12. ^ Alvia service : Madrid-Bilbao
  13. ^ Alvia service : Madrid-Irun
  14. ^ Alvia service : Madrid-Alicante
  15. ^ Un ´supertren´ conectará las ciudades gallegas en la mitad de tiempo en 2012 26/6/2009,
  16. ^ Renfe invertirá 78 millones de euros en adaptar quince trenes AVE a vías sin electrificar 29/12/2009,
  17. ^ Adquiridos los nuevos trenes híbridos para la línea convencional Madrid-Murcia en 2012 2/1/2010 www.europapress
  18. ^ Talgo ha comenzado la construcción de un prototipo de tren de ancho variable a 300 km/h
  19. ^ Uzbekistan Temir Yollari, Patentes Talgo S.A. sign 38m euro contract

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