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Renfe and Talgo modify high-speed trains to transport Covid-19 patients

Talgo trains adapt 'off-road' for transporting patients affected by coronavirus between different regions

Renfe and Talgo modify high-speed trains to transport Covid-19 patients
Following the instructions of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Talgo collaborates with Renfe Operadora to adapt trains 'off-road' that will, if you were required to transport patients affected by coronavirus among different regions. Talgo has made available to the Government of Spain all its human and material resources as a voluntary contribution to the effort of all against the pandemic, to reconvert trains in mobile hospitals.

Medicalized Talgo trains are 250 Dual model have been chosen by Renfe Operadora for their technical characteristics. They are trains ground floor without step input, the only of those features with which account Renfe: to having the whole floor located at exactly the same height as most of the platforms of the Spanish rail network, will facilitate the transfer of patients on stretchers, thus speeding up the operation. Units adapted in joint Renfe and Talgo facilities are in Fuencarral (Madrid), also have modular interiors that have made the work of sanitation, removal of items and anchor sanitary equipment can be made as quickly.

These trains are of variable width and with hybrid drive, which will allow to reach any part of Spain, since they can use both the railway network high speed as the conventional network through exchange system wide automatic Talgo, and both in those sections which are electrified and in those without catenary, using the hybrid drive system powered by diesel engines.

For these jobs, Talgo has yielded to the Spanish Public Administration all its own, with the aim of collaborating in every possible way to address the current health crisis, unprecedented.

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