Renfe Series 447

Renfe 447-099M. Mataró railway station

Renfe’s 447 Series, along with Renfe’s 446 series and the Civia trains, are groups of electric units designed to offer efficient commuter services. Its design began to be planned at the beginning of the 1980s and materialized in the prototype of the 445 series when the commuter service began to gain prominence in cities such as Madrid and the units that were offering these services, mainly units of the series 440, were beginning to be insufficient.

Since an exclusive train was going to be designed to offer these services, it was decided to provide them with the needs required for this service, a service with multiple stops over short distances and a large number of passengers. In this way, they were endowed with a great acceleration capacity, penalizing the maximum speed. This series is considered one of the best commuter trains, due to its great power and reliability, surpassing the new Civia.

These units circulate through the commuter hubs of Alicante, Barcelona, Valencia, San Sebastián, Cantabria, Girona and Tarragona (Catalonia). They also deal with other regional services, and until 2018 there were some units of this series in the Madrid commuter network.

Renfe 447-363M. Portbou railway station

Development: CAF (Spain), Siemens (Germany), ABB (Switzerland) and Alstom (France)

Years of production: 1992—2002

Production: 183 items

Length: 75,993 mm

Width: 2,900 mm

Height: 4,185 mm

Capacity: 270 passengers

Track gauge: Iberian (1,668 mm)

Engine: 4× Siemens ITB2220-oJA

Power: 2400 kW

Max speed: 110 km/h

Weight: 157 t

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