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  • es-first Avril leaves factory-Navarro
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    First series-built Talgo Avril breaks cover ahead of test programme

    2020-07-25T10:06:00Z

    Photos: Mariano Álvaro Navarro RENFE’s first S106 Avril trainset passes through Getafe in the southern suburbs of Madrid on the morning of July 24. SPAIN: The first series-produced Avril high speed trainset ordered by RENFE left Talgo’s Rivabellosa factory overnight on July 23-24 to be ...

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    Pajares tunnel safety systems contract awarded

    2020-07-25T05:00:00Z

    Source: Alstom SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded a consortium of Alstom (35%), Indra (35%) and Constructora San Jose (30%) a €53m contract to supply safety and security systems for 12 tunnels on the 49·7 km Pajares New Line which is under construction between La Robla ...

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    Spanish operators to collaborate on international rail projects

    2020-07-20T12:34:00Z

    SPAIN: National train operator RENFE and Barcelona urban transport undertaking TMB have signed an agreement to co-operate to provide consultancy and management services worldwide. This would include feasibility study, design and evaluation, staff training and operating services. The companies said they each have considerable international experience. ...

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    Badajoz freight terminal construction contract awarded

    2020-07-16T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF has awarded Sehuca Construcciones y Servicios, Martín Casillas and Comsa a €11·7m, 12-month contract to build an intermodal logistics terminal at Badajoz on the cross-border route to Elvas in Portugal. The project is the first phase of the Extremadura region’s Plataforma Logística del Suroeste ...

  • SNCF subsidiary Rielsfera has revealed further details of its planned Falbalá low-cost high speed serves, following its submission of train path requests to ADIF Alta Velocidad.
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    Rielsfera pushes back Falbalá low-cost high speed launch dates

    2020-07-14T10:36:00Z

    Source: Christophe Masse SPAIN: SNCF subsidiary Rielsfera has revealed further details of its planned Falbalá low-cost high speed services, following its submission of train path requests to ADIF Alta Velocidad. The first group of services to be introduced will link Madrid with Zaragoza, Lleida and ...

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    Madrid metro Line 8 to be extended to Valdebebas

    2020-07-10T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: An extension of Madrid metro Line 8 is to be included in the future transport plan for the northeastern suburbs of the capital, Comunidad de Madrid Vice-President Ignacio Aguado announced on July 7. Valdebebas is currently served by RENFE suburban services C-1 and C-10 running ...

  • Captrain Stadler Euro 6000 locomotive impression
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    Launch customer orders Euro 6000 six-axle electric locomotives

    2020-07-07T10:29:00Z

    SPAIN: Captrain España has become the launch customer for Stadler’s Euro 6000 six-axle multi-system electric locomotive design, signing a framework contract with leasing company Alpha Trains for up to 21 locos. The contract announced on July 7 includes a firm order for an initial 11 locos ...

  • es-Euskotren CAF EMU-Carmelo Zaita
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    RENFE picks CAF to renew narrow gauge fleet

    2020-06-30T11:25:00Z

    SPAIN: The RENFE board has selected CAF to supply 37 metre-gauge trains for its former FEVE routes under a contract worth €258m. Photo: Carmelo Zaita Among recent CAF designs for Spanish narrow gauge lines are these metre-gauge Series 950 EMUs operated by Euskotren. ...

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    Metrovalencia Line 10 electrification contract awarded

    2020-06-19T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: València operator FGV has awarded Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios a €6·5m contract to install electrification equipment on the future Metrovalencia Line 10. This covers the installation of overhead equipment and two substations at Amado Granell and Moreres which will reduce the high voltage grid supply ...

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    Metro de Barcelona tests UV light disinfectant

    2020-06-16T10:55:00Z

    SPAIN:· In addition to the regular daily cleaning of surfaces using conventional methods, Metro de Barcelona is working with cleaning companies and robot manufacturers to test the use of ultraviolet light for disinfecting trains, stairways, handrails and passenger circulating areas. The test sessions have taken place ...

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    First trainset for Rielsfera low cost high speed rail services heads to Spain

    2020-06-08T11:40:00Z

    SPAIN: The first of nine double-deck TGV Duplex trainsets being modified for use by SNCF’s Spanish subsidiary Rielsfera was despatched from the Technicentre Est-Européen at Pantin in France on June 6 following the installation of signalling and train protection equipment needed for operation in Spain.

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    San Sebastián’s ‘Mole’ breaks through

    2020-05-29T13:47:00Z

    SPAIN: On May 20, a 2·1 km tunnel was holed through in San Sebastián which will form part of a 4·2 km cross-city corridor for the metre gauge railway through the city operated by Euskotren, known colloquially as El Topo (the mole).

  • es-Talgo ETCS high speed test Galicia
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    ETCS tested in Galicia as high speed corridor nears completion

    2020-05-18T07:52:00Z

    SPAIN: A series of high speed test runs using ETCS Level 2 were made over the 111 km section of high speed line between Zamora and Pedralba de la Pradería in Galicia on May 15-19. A Class 112 electric trainset made a series of trips under ...

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    Station passenger flows modified to reduce infection risk

    2020-05-06T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: As Covid-19 lockdown measures are eased and passenger numbers increase, pedestrian flows at Madrid Chamartín station have been modified to provide one-way routes to segregate entering and leaving passengers. This aims to reduce the risk of spreading infections between people heading in opposite directions. ...

  • RENFE has introduced personalised tickets for passengers travelling on AVE, Larga Distancia, Avant and Alvia services and all other trains where seats reservations are obligatory.
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    RENFE introduces personalised tickets

    2020-04-21T06:00:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has introduced personalised tickets for passengers travelling on AVE, Larga Distancia, Avant and Alvia services and all other trains where seats reservations are obligatory. Purchasers are required to provide mobile phone numbers and other contact information, with their privacy protected under national ...

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    Intelligently-controlled ventilation for Barcelona metro

    2020-04-10T06:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Engineering and technology group SENER and Barcelona metro operator FMB have launched the RESPIRA project to install ‘intelligently controlled’ ventilation systems to improve passenger comfort at stations.

  • RENFE stopped accepting cash payments for tickets at booking offices with effect from March 27, citing hygiene reasons.
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    RENFE ticket offices go cashless

    2020-03-27T11:22:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE stopped accepting cash payments for tickets at booking offices with effect from March 27, citing hygiene reasons. The measure will last as long as the duration of coronavirus lockdown, now prolonged at least until mid-April. Credit and debit cards are now the ...

  • es-FEVE narrow gauge DMU-M Bent
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    RENFE seeks metre-gauge DMUs to cover rolling stock shortage

    2020-03-19T15:20:00Z

    SPAIN: Following a spate of air-conditioning failures which left it without any serviceable DMUs for a period during summer 2019, national narrow gauge operator RENFE Ancho Metrico — formerly FEVE — is seeking second-hand vehicles ahead of the busy summer period. Photo: Mike Bent One of ...

  • es cadiz tram train testing
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    Cádiz tram-train testing underway

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Following authorisation by notified body CETREN on March 13, test running is set to begin this month along the full 24 km length of the tram-train route between Chiclana de la Frontera and Cádiz. Initially planned to open in 2017, the tram-train project covers construction ...

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    Vitoria-Gasteiz tram extension plans released for public consultation

    2020-03-09T13:45:00Z

    SPAIN: Details of the proposed 6 km tram extension connecting central Vitoria-Gasteiz to the district of Zabalgana were released for public consultation on March 9. The €120m project includes the acquisition of 14 trams and several ticketing machines for €61m, as well as the construction of ...