We have more than 900 trains allocated to the public service provided by Cercanías (Commuter) and Media Distancia (Mid-distance) on Iberian-gauge tracks. The 400-numbered fleet are electric-powered trains and the 500 series fleet are diesel.
The train is a great ally in the fight against global warming and for more sustainable mobility. Not only is it the ideal mode of transport for replacing planes and cars for long-distance travel but, even more importantly, it plays a central role in everyday mobility due to its capacity and efficiency: movement in big cities and the millions of short and mid-distance trips that we make every day for work, study and other routines.
We have invested 3 billion euros in the purchase of new trains to completely refurbish the fleet that Renfe uses for the provision of public services, i.e. Cercanías (Commuter) and Media Distancia (Mid-distance) trains.
The future of Renfe Operadora's commercial services, Alta Velocidad (high-speed) and Larga Distancia (Long Distance), is going to be in the context of a free market. Faced with the prospects of growth in demand and a new, low-cost travel model, we have added 30 new Alta Velocidad (high-speed) trains to our fleet and this will be the 106 series.