On February 12 the Spanish government gave its approval for the letting of a Pts4·4bn contract for civil works on the 23 km Aldeanueva de Guadalajara - Gajanejos section of the Madrid - Barcelona high speed line. The contract is expected to take 14 months.

High speed infrastructure authority Gestor de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias has awarded a Pts10·8bn contract to a consortium of Sacyr, Lain and Obrascón to build the 23 km épila - B