Recently, the Spanish manufacturer TALGO signed the largest contract in its history with German railways DB for the supply of up to 100 high-speed intercity trains.

For the equipment of these high-capacity trains, DB has put in place a very rigorous selection process for the train’s constituent systems. In the case of passenger seats, this process involved biodynamic analysis by a specialist institute in Munich, and severe comparative comfort tests that were carried out by hundreds of regular users of the medium and long-distance trains on the German network. 


One STAR RAIL prototype which has been submitted  to analysis and comfort tests by DB, October 2019

FAINSA’s new STAR RAIL model has been selected for its intrinsic characteristics, technical qualities and innovation. DB and TALGO also appreciated the development and continuous improvement capabilities that FAINSA demonstrated during the selection process. We are all extremely proud of this success as DB is one of the most prestigious operators in the world, and our seat was up against competitors who have the greatest expertise in the trade. 

With the award of this contract, FAINSA is renewing its range of High-speed Intercity seats with a state-of-the-art model. The STAR RAIL is a lightweight design, with a proven comfort, enjoying extensive equipment and a revolutionary geometry that is designed to maximize space efficiency without compromising upon passenger safety or comfort. Although this first contract is from the German market, STAR RAIL is designed for all markets, thus complying with GMRT2100 and APTA regulations that prescribe dynamic impact tests in Britain and the United States.