SPAIN: ADIF’s high speed line business ADIF Alta Velocidad has awarded a consortium of Alstom, Bombardier and Indra Sistemas a €410m contract to supply and maintain signalling, train control and telecommunications systems including GSM-R for the Valladolid – León and Venta de Baños – Burgos high speed lines.

The contract covers a total of 310 km of new line, and includes 20 years of maintenance worth €229m.

Consortium leader Alstom’s share of the contract is worth €220m. ‘This will be the second ERTMS Level 2 signalling system commissioned in Spain without ETCS Level 1 back-up support, after the one installed by Alstom on the Albacete – Alicante new high speed line’, said Antonio Moreno, Alstom’s Country President for Spain. ‘This configuration, made possible thanks to Alstom's technological expertise, allowed a significant reduction of the initial cost of civil works.’