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    ADIF to electrify Zaragoza – Teruel – Valencia route


    Photo: Javier Lopez SPAIN: ADIF has invited tenders for electrification of the single-track route from Zaragoza to Sagunt, which forms part of the Mediterranean Corridor linking ports near Valencia with the industrial hinterlands of the north. The budgeted cost of electrification ...

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    Li-fi trialled at Málaga station


    SPAIN: As part of its Digital Stations investment programme, infrastructure manager ADIF launched trials of li-fi technology at Málaga María Zambrano station on January 12.

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    Metro Report International

    Series 6000 trains enter service on Barcelona Line 1


    SPAIN: The first two of four CAF-built second-generation Series 6000 trains ordered by Barcelona metro operator TMB in 2018 have entered service on the 1 672 mm gauge Line 1. The five-car fully gangwayed trainsets are 86 m long and have a capacity of 1 111 ...

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    5G aerial surveys monitor ADIF assets


    SPAIN: A programme to use drones and 5G communications to survey rail infrastructure in Galicia has been launched by a partnership led by telecoms group Telefónica and including Huawei, ADIF and Ineco. The initiative was awarded a grant from the Ministry of Economic Affairs ...

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    RENFE-as-a-Service aims to attract new passengers


    SPAIN: Tendering is to begin soon for the development of national train operator RENFE Operadora’s planned ‘RENFE-as-a-Service’ digital platform for planning and purchasing multimodal door-to-door journeys. Expected to launch by the end of 2021, RaaS would integrate modes of transport including train, bicycle, metro, bus, car ...

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    ADIF AV agrees EIB loan as Extremadura high speed link makes progress


    SPAIN: ADIF Alta Velocidad announced on November 23 that it had signed off on the €300m first tranche of a €890m funding package with the European Investment Bank. The loan will support completion of the 282 km high speed line between Talayuela, Plasencia Cáceres, Mérida and Badajoz.

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    TETRA base station designed to reduce costs and deployment time


    SPAIN: Teltronic has launched an outdoor TETRA base station which it says offers a significant reduction in costs and deployment time in railway environments. The multi-carrier base station has been tested and certified according to the main standards for electronic equipment protection in the rail ...

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    Valencia suburban signalling contract awarded


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded CAF Signalling a €20m contract to modernise supply signalling and telecoms for Valencia suburban Line C1. During the 18-month project CAF will supply safety and communications equipment for the introduction of automatic bidirectional block signalling between Silla and Cullera, and ...

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    Hydrogen fuel cell train to be developed with EU funding


    EUROPE: The FCH2RAIL consortium’s €14m project to design, develop and test a prototype hydrogen fuelled train has been awarded a €10m grant from the European Commission’s Fuel Cells Hydrogen Joint Undertaking as part of the Horizon 2020 Programme FCH2RAIL aims to produce a ...

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    Suburban investment increased in 2021 Spanish rail budget


    SPAIN: A 36% increase in investment for the national rail network has been put forward in the draft budget proposals for 2021 presented by Minister for Transport, Mobility & Urban Planning José Luis Ábalos on October 29.

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    Spanish high speed network extended towards Galicia


    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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    Metro Report International

    Improved accessibility as Barcelona metro fleet grows


    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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    Metro Report International

    Ticket gates to lock when train social distancing capacity reached


    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


    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


    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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    Metro Report International

    Contactless payment introduced on Málaga suburban network


    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 ...

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    Ouigo España sets date to launch Falbalá


    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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    Metro Report International

    Cádiz tram-trains make first main line test runs


    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


    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


    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 ...