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Alvia Series 120

Interior layout and features for customers

The trains of the 120 and 121 series are formed by four cars. Lighting is one of the characteristics that is common to both series, consisting of a central ceiling zone illuminated by halogen light points, with indirect light provided on the sides by fluorescent lights. As a complement, each seat has an additional light for reading.

Each lounge also has a bag storage area for heavy or large objects, as well as ample luggage racks located above the seats along the entire length of the lounge.

The passenger lounges have 17" TFT monitors for viewing images, videos and additional information about the route, the next stop, the train's speed, etc., and the seats have an individual outlet for audio in CD and MP3 formats.

Each one of the cars comprised in the trains has two lounges separated by a central vestibule, which is accessed through two exterior doors, one on each side of the train. Each door is outfitted with a mobile running board that facilitates access to the vestibule.

The climate control system consists of equipment installed on the roof that blows both hot and cold air through ducts located at the top of the compartments. Heating is reinforced by additional convectors that blow hot air at floor level in the passenger lounges, the vestibules and the WC area.

The seats of the 120 series train are distributed in the four cars such that in the first of the cab cars, for First class, there are 55 seats in rows of three (2+1). The second car has 26 First-class seats, with the same distribution, one seat for PRMs and the cafeteria area. The third car has 76 Standard-class seats, and in the other cab car, it has another 80 seats of the same class, all with a 2+2 distribution.

The passenger lounges are reached from the vestibules, in addition to the two standard WCs, one on each side, in all the cars except for First-class in car 2, which is equipped with a single WC adapted for persons with reduced mobility (PRM). All the WCs have vacuum toilets and have a bacteriological reactor such that waste is removed every sixty days.

Except for the seats in the first and last rows of each lounge, they are all reclining and can be faced in either direction. They include armrests with an outlet for headphones and controls for adjusting volume and selecting channels.

Each car has two passenger lounges on either side of the vestibule, except for the Preferred-class intermediate car, which has one lounge and the cafeteria.

Standard-class cars have double seats for passengers on both sides of a central aisle. On the other hand, the First-class cars have a row of single seats on one side of the aisle and double seats on the other side.

The intermediate, First-class power car has one PRM seat.

The cafeteria occupies the space of a passenger lounge, and it has an authentic kitchen because of the type and number of appliances it carries. From the passenger's point of view, the cafeteria has a welcoming atmosphere, with detailed lighting and two bars, one of which is positioned along the windows so that passengers can view the scenery as they enjoy food and drink.

Its interior and exterior interconnecting doors are sliding and electrically operated.

The trains of the 120 series have independent climate control in the passenger lounges and in the driver's cabs, plus they include PA and television systems and have eight exterior and interior indicator panels.

This configuration corresponds to the 16 long-distance trains that were delivered between 2007 and 2008, which have 238 seats. The other 29 trains, built for medium distance, will have a different interior configuration and will feature a single class with a total of 270 seats.

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