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Civia

Interior layout and features for customers

The interior design is characterised by open and well-lit spaces that allow great mobility in the interior, and it is wholly dedicated to passengers, except for the cars with a cab, where the driving elements and cabinets of the control devices are located. All materials used are highly fire resistant and have low emissions of smoke and toxic gases. There are no elements with sharp or cutting edges that can injure passengers. It has a high level of sound-proofing, both in the interior and exterior, as a result of installing acoustic insulation materials and the use of "anti-noise" measures on all equipment installed on the platform.

It has a wide interconnecting passageway between cars that allows passengers to think of the train as a single lounge and to improve passenger distribution on the train.

The seats are positioned to facilitate entry on the train and visibility through the windows, and they are built of vandalism-resistant elements and fire-resistant fabrics, decorated with colours that match the car's interior. They have an anatomical shape, moulded to better adapt to the human body. The longitudinally arranged seats have a shorter backrest so that visibility through the windows is not reduced.

It incorporates a door that is even with the station platform to facilitate access by persons with reduced mobility.

The passenger information system uses acoustics and visual shapes to offer communications pertaining to the service, to broadcast entertainment videos, to provide images of the route and to offer piped music. It therefore has video equipment that includes 6 TFT monitors per car (two 17" monitors and four 15" monitors), a PA system and a system of exterior indicator panels installed on the front and side of the train. The passenger information system is used to provide piped music and issue messages.

The intermediate car also has a low floor area for persons with reduced mobility, a place to stow bicycles and the WC.

The Civia replaces the concept of heating/cooling with the climate control concept, with the driver's cab climate control separate from the passenger lounge climate control. Cooling and heating in the passenger lounge of each car is provided by two compact units. Heating is reinforced with floor level heaters in the passenger compartment. Temperature regulation in the passenger lounge is automatic and depends on the exterior air temperature and on pre-set and computer-controlled values. In turn, the driver's cab has complete, independent and autonomous heating and cooling equipment. It is activated as the driver wishes and also includes floor-level heaters.

It also has a video surveillance system consisting of a screen located on the driver's desk, with two cameras per car. The equipment stores records of the preceding 15 days, and in the event of an emergency it puts passengers in visual contact with the train's driving personnel.

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