Ferrovial Services has been awarded the two contracts arranged by Renfe to provide on-board services and food service on its long-distance and high-speed trains. The contract, worth 253 million euro, is for four years, with a possible two-year extension.
Ferrovial, through subsidiary Ferrovial Services, is to provide on-board services on Renfe's long-distance and high-speed (AVE) trains. The four-year contract, which may be extended by 2 years, is worth 253 million euro. The two-year extension is worth an additional 126.4 million euro. The company won both the contracts offered by Renfe, Spain's national train operator: Batch I, covering the Northeast-Mediterranean and Transverse routes, and Batch II, comprising the North, South and East of mainland Spain. The contract also covers Renfe's future expansion into southern France as a result of liberalisation of this market in Europe. "Our bid was based on two core premises: maximising efficiency in delivering this service and enhancing the quality provided to users, while also aligning our interests with those of Renfe as strategic long-term partners," said Santiago Olivares, CEO of Ferrovial Services. The contract, which will come into force on 1 December, covers the provision of on-board passenger care, food service, transport logistics and procurement on Renfe's long-distance train services (AVE, high-speed and conventional). In the area of transport infrastructure services in Spain and the UK, Ferrovial Services' client roster includes ADIF, Iberia, Metro de Madrid, Aena, Heathrow Airports, Network Rail, Transport of London and Transport Scotland. The company provides facility management services, which include food service in schools, hospitals, sports centres and government facilities. Ferrovial Services bid for the Renfe contracts in partnership with Serunión, one of Spain's leading food service companies, with over 30 years' experience. Serunión serves over 450,000 meals every day in 2,800 locations in Spain. The company also provides food service on high-speed and conventional trains in France (SNCF) and Italy (Trenitalia).