CONTRACTS WORTH a total of €232·9m have been awarded for civil works on four sections of the Madrid - Valencia high speed line between Motilla del Palancar and Valencia, involving the construction of 46·3 km of new infrastructure.

Bids have been invited for a further five sections totalling 37·3 km with a combined budget of €471·6m, as well as two sections on the La Encina - Alacant route between Molveda and Alcoraya. These are expected to cost €144·9m for 13·6 km of formation.

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