Global leader in smart and sustainable mobility Alstom has been awarded a contract worth EUR 177 million by Catalonian operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya FGC to supply 10 new Coradia Stream regional trains, along with associated maintenance for a period of 15 years. The trains will be manufactured at Alstom’s industrial site in Santa Perpètua de la Mogoda in Barcelona. Alstom will also build a new services depot in its site, where the preventive and corrective maintenance will take place. FGC will use these trains for the new commuter line that will connect Barcelona city centre with El Prat Airport. As a result, they have been designed with keeping in mind the specific needs of this type of journey, with lots of space for luggage and wider corridors to facilitate accessibility. They will also include the most advanced signalling solutions, as well as safety and passenger information systems to ensure the highest safety levels and best on-board experience. Each of the ten new trains will consist of five single-deck cars with a total capacity of 600 passengers and a maximum speed in commercial service of 120 kilometers per hour. The entire train will be low floor (except for the bogie and cab areas), with extra-wide double doors located at platform height. The cars have been designed to make the most of the interior space, ensuring greater passenger comfort and maximising train capacity. The trains have a flexible and modular architecture to adapt to different mobility needs throughout their life cycle. For the train’s design, which was done in collaboration with the ONCE Foundation, Alstom followed universal design criteria, with the aim of offering the best travel experience for all FGC users, including those with reduced mobility. The different design proposals were also inspired, by the geography, architecture, and tradition of Catalonia. The new trains for FGC will be designed and manufactured at Alstom’s industrial centre in Santa Perpètua de la Mogoda, Barcelona. With more than 1,000 employees, the industrial centre, is today an important employer and technological knowledge hub in Catalonia.