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    Spanish high speed network extended towards Galicia

    2020-10-27T14:43:00Z

    SPAIN: A 110∙8 km section of the Madrid to Galicia high speed line between Zamora, Puebla de Sanabria and Pedralba de la Pradería was inaugurated by ADIF on October 26.

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    Improved accessibility as Barcelona metro fleet grows

    2020-10-08T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona operator TMB put the first of two second-generation CAF Series 5000 metro trainsets ordered for Line 3 into passenger service on October 5. TMB placed a €75m order in March 2018 for CAF to supply four Series 6000 trains for Line 1, and second-generation ...

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    Ticket gates to lock when train social distancing capacity reached

    2020-10-06T10:58:00Z

    SPAIN: Metrovalencia is working with Indra to deploy a system which will automatically lock its ticket gates to prevent more passengers entering its stations once the maximum number of people compatible with on-train social distancing requirements is reached. The gates will count people entering the system ...

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    ASFA Digital infrastructure contract awarded

    2020-09-30T16:03:00Z

    SPAIN: National infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded a €50·3m contract to a joint venture of Indra (75%) and Instalaciones y Técnicas Eléctricas Asturianas (25%) for the installation of ASFA Digital trackside equipment as part of its programme to update and expand automatic train protection across the 1 668 mm gauge conventional network.

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    Teruel to host RENFE digital skills hub

    2020-09-27T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: A series of digital competence centres is to be established by national railway RENFE as part of a wider government programme aimed at decentralising skills development to smaller communities around the country. Transport Minister José Luis Ábalos announced the launch of ...

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    Contactless payment introduced on Málaga suburban network

    2020-09-24T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Indra has deployed contactless EMV bank card payment on RENFE’s Málaga suburban services. Passengers pass through the entry and exit gates by holding their bank card or suitable mobile device over the sensor. Indra’s Mova Collect fare collection system then charges the appropriate single fare ...

  • High speed open access services between Madrid and Barcelona under the Falbalá brand are now expected to be launched on March 15 2021 (Photo: Christophe Masse).
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    Ouigo España sets date to launch Falbalá

    2020-09-23T13:38:00Z

    SPAIN: High speed open access services between Madrid and Barcelona under the Falbalá brand are now expected to be launched on March 15 2021. The launch had originally been planned for December this year, but was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Announcing the new date ...

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    Cádiz tram-trains make first main line test runs

    2020-09-08T06:31:00Z

    SPAIN: Overnight on September 2, a CAF LRV made the first runs over ADIF tracks as part of preparations for the opening of the Bahía de Cádiz tram-train route. Initially expected to open in 2017, the tram-train project has involved the construction of 14 km of ...

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    Automotive wagons meet changing needs of car manufacturers

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Transfesa Logistics has put into service the first 18 of 100 automotive wagons ordered from Greenbrier in Poland. The company said this would help to meet the growing demand for transporting electric vehicles, and cars which are larger and heavier than those produced in the ...

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    Catalunya network modernisation programme underway

    2020-08-13T10:39:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure managers ADIF and ADIF Alta Velocidad have begun a €280m programme to enhance the network in Catalunya, with a number of projects to be undertaken in 2020 and early 2021. These include: installation of a third running rail to provide dual-gauge track on ...

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    ILSA high speed trains ordered

    2020-08-10T13:52:00Z

    SPAIN: Trenitalia has signed an €797m contract for a partnership of Hitachi Rail (60%) and Bombardier Transportation (40%) to supply 23 ETR1000 high speed trainsets for use by Intermodalidad de Levante, the future Spanish open access operator which is owned by the Italian national operator (45%) and ...

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    Spanish partners to research better ERTMS location data

    2020-08-05T05:01:00Z

    Enhancing satellite coverage of secondary railways is a key focus of ongoing research under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. It is hoped that satellite location could reduce some of the cots of adopting ERTMS. SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF and domestic partners Ineco and Cedex will start ...

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    ILSA-Trenitalia aims to launch Spanish high speed service from March 2022

    2020-08-04T13:21:00Z

    Photo: Christophe Masse Trenitalia is planning to launch high speed services in both France and Spain; some testing of its Frecciarossa 1000 trainsets has already been undertaken in France. SPAIN: The ILSA-Trenitalia joint venture has pinpointed March 1 2022 as the start date for its ...

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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 ...

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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 ...