CP Class 2240
The CP series 2240 (Portuguese UTE 2240 ) is a series of electrically operated motor coach of the Portuguese railway Comboios de Portugal, which is mainly used in regional traffic. The series includes 57 vehicles.
The series was created in the years 2003 to 2005 by the EMEF performed at the factory Entroncamento rehabilitation of the series in 2100, 2150 and 2200. These three series were produced by the factory Sorefame Amadora .. The cost of the renovation in the years 1970 to 1984 amounted to 117 million euros, after 2002, the concept was introduced and 2003 to 2005, the restoration was carried out, was 2004, the first refurbished train his determination to pass. When renovating the trains received a new front end in red color, the metallic-colored car bodies with the Soreframe steel were retained.
Area of application
The Series 2240 is mainly used in regional and suburban traffic, the CP and the CP Regional Urbano do Porto. Occasionally, the car as Intercidades trains, so in 2011 on the Linha do Alentejo or since November 2011 on the Linha da Beira Baixa on the Lisbon- Covilhã, which meet there on strong resentment on the part of customers. In regional transport trains are used on almost all electrified routes, including on the Linha do Norte (Lisbon Entroncamento Entroncamento -Coimbra, Coimbra, Aveiro, Aveiro - Porto ) and the Linha do Sul ( Pinhal Novo -Faro ) are used. Between September of 2009 and up to the economically -related recruitment in early October 2011, the trains ran on the Linha de Vendas Novas between Setil and Coruche.
The features are divided into two classes. The first class includes 60 seats, the second of which 192 The trains are electrically powered and operate with the usual in Portugal voltage of 25 kV 50 Hz The maximum speed is 120 kilometers per hour.
The trains used in long-distance and regional traffic feature a metallic-colored car body and a red-blue- black front. The doors are also decorated in silver. Those units that are used in the CP Urbanos' do Porto, have a yellow- black finish, the doors are decorated in yellow color.