FGC will link the center of Barcelona and the airport every 15 minutes with ten Alstom trains


The Government has commissioned Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) for the new railway connection to connect the center of Barcelona with T1 and T2 at El Prat Airport every 15 minutes with ten Alstom trains.

In a statement this Friday, the Government reports that the Alstom plant in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (Barcelona) will be responsible for the manufacture of these new ten 85-meter-long trains, five cars, capacity for 600 people and a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour.

The Vice President and Regional Minister for Digital Policies and Territory, Jordi Puigneró, visited the plant this Friday and stressed that with this action they assume “a triple commitment to the country”.

“Global connectivity, a commitment to decarbonisation and a commitment to the industry and economy of Catalonia, three elements that must be key in any public policy of any government”, added the vice president.


The contract is valued at 177 million euros and includes full maintenance for a period of 15 years to be carried out by Alstom, which will build a specific workshop for FGC.

The president of the FGC, Marta Subirà, has highlighted that the trains will be developed following eco-design criteria and the maximum weight reduction will be sought to minimize consumption.

The president and CEO of Alstom Spain and Portugal, Leopoldo Maestu, adds that the contract is the result of the commitment of the company’s teams to intelligent and sustainable mobility in Catalonia.

“We are sure that this new generation of trains for FGC will allow our client to offer an iconic service for passengers in Barcelona and Catalonia”, added Maestu.

The trains have “numerous spaces” for baggage and advanced signaling, security and information systems, as well as Wi-Fi networks, plugs and USB charging points in all seats.

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