Civia

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Civia 462, 463, 464 and 465
Utebo 01.JPG
Civia 463 EMU at Utebo operating under Cercanías Zaragoza.
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The interior of a Civia train of Cercanías Cádiz.
In service 2003-present
Manufacturer CAF, Siemens, Alstom
Constructed 2002-2003, 2004-2010
Entered service 2003
Formation 462: A1-A2 (2-car)
463: A1-A3-A2 (3-car)
464: A1-A4-A3-A2 (4-car)
465: A1-A4-A3-A5-A2 (5-car)
Capacity 462: 414 (124 seated)
463: 607 (169 seated)
464: 832 (223 seated)
465: 997 (277 seated)
Operator(s) RENFE (2003-2005)
Renfe Operadora (2007-present)
Specifications
Car length 22,788 mm (74 ft 9.2 in) (cars with driver cab) / 17,643 mm (57 ft 10.6 in) (other cars)
Width 2,940 mm (9 ft 7.75 in)
Height 4,265 mm (13 ft 11.91 in)
Doors 4 per car
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Weight 462: 80 t (78.7 long tons; 88.2 short tons)
463: 105.8 t (104.1 long tons; 116.6 short tons)
464: 131.5 t (129.4 long tons; 145.0 short tons)
465: 157.3 t (154.8 long tons; 173.4 short tons)
Power output 462: 1,270 kW or 1,703.1 hp
463: 1,400 kW or 1,877.4 hp
464: 2,100 kW or 2,816.1 hp
465: 2,200 kW or 2,950.2 hp
Electric system(s) 3 kV DC, 50 Hz Catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Safety system(s) ASFA, ASFA Digital, ERTMS
Coupling system Yes
Track gauge 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in) (iberian gauge)

Civia is the name for a class of electric multiple unit trains built by CAF and Siemens for the RENFE Cercanías commuter railway networks in Spain. The first units entered service in 2003.

The Civia train concept was created with passenger comfort and build quality in mind, and to meet the goals of reliability, frequency and punctuality. They have better provision for disabled passengers than older Cercanías trains.

Technical details[edit]

Civia units use 3 kV overhead AC electrification. The maximum speed of Civia units in service is 120 km/h, but with modifications they will be able to reach 160 km/h.

Modularity[edit]

Civia are modular units - trains can be formed from two, three, four or five cars as required.[1] There are four car types:

  • A1 - end car with driving cab and normal floor.
  • A2 - end car with driving cab and normal floor.
  • A3 - intermediate car and downstairs WC.
  • A4 - intermediate car with normal floor.

Cities and routes[edit]

Civia units operate in the following cities:

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Scheme[edit]

Schematic diagram of a five-car (465) Civia unit.





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