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    Green hydrogen partnership targets rail sector


    SPAIN: CAF and electricity company Iberdrola have signed an agreement to co-operate to promote the use of ‘green’ hydrogen to replace diesel power on railways which would be difficult or expensive to electrify. The companies aim to offer a comprehensive package of technologies, including rolling stock, ...

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    Stadler rolls out ADIF AV rescue locomotive


    SPAIN: Stadler Valencia has rolled out the first of 22 diesel-electric locomotives for inspection, rescue and snow-clearing operations ordered by ADIF AV.

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    Hydrogen fuel cells delivered for demonstrator train


    SPAIN: The first hydrogen fuel cell modules have been delivered to the Centro Nacional del Hidrogeno for testing ahead of integration into a RENFE Class 463 Civia electric multiple-unit built by CAF. The demostrator is being developed as part of the EU-funded ...

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    Bilbao tramway extension agreement


    SPAIN: Bilbao municipality and the Basque region’s transport department have signed an agreement to extend the city’s tram network by 2.4 km and five stops through Olabeaga to Zorrozaurre, northwest of the centre. The estimated cost of construction, not including new trams, is €40m, and the ...

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    ADIF seeks better gauge-changing freight technology


    SPAIN: In a bid to enhance the competitiveness of rail freight moving in and out of Spain, ADIF has called bids for the development of improved gauge-changing technology for freight wagons.

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    RENFE to launch Avlo on Madrid – València route


    SPAIN: RENFE has announced that its low-cost Avlo service from Madrid to València will begin running on February 21, in time for the city’s Las Fallas fiesta celebrations, which in 2022 will begin on the last Sunday of February.

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    ENYSE selects AdaCore platform for signalling software development


    SPAIN: ACS Industrial Services is making a ‘determined push’ in the rail sector through its ENYSE signalling business, which has selected AdaCore’s GNAT Pro environment to develop radio block centre software that will be the cornerstone of its future systems. ‘Our new rail signalling project is ...

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    Burgos – Vitoria-Gasteiz high speed line moves ahead


    SPAIN: The Ministry of Transport, Mobility & the Urban Agenda announced on January 8 that the Subdirectorate General for Railway Planning had on December 30 granted definitive approval for the ‘Informative Study’ covering construction of the high speed line between Burgos and Vitoria-Gasteiz.

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    DXC Technology awarded RENFE IT contract


    SPAIN: RENFE’s technology and logistics services business LogiRAIL has awarded DXC Technology a US$6m contract to modernise its IT infrastructure and create a centre of competence for cloud technologies. The project includes transferring the national operator’s critical IT platforms, operating systems, databases and applications to a ...

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    CargoBeamer to launch Germany – France route


    EUROPE: CargoBeamer is to launch an intermodal service between Kaldenkirchen in Germany and Perpignan near France’s border with Spain on January 10, carrying semitrailers, containers, P400 trailers, refrigerated and tank trailers. This is CargoBeamer’s sixth route, and the fifth to be added to its network in ...

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    Royal opening marks launch of Madrid – Ourense standard gauge services


    SPAIN: Guests including King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez joined a special high speed train between Madrid and Ourense on December 20 to mark completion of the Galician high speed line, over which commercial services began the following day.

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    Metro de Madrid buys out rolling stock leases


    SPAIN: Metro de Madrid has opted to buy two rolling stock fleets outright, ending the leasing arrangements under which they were managed.

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    Madrid metro extension contract awarded


    SPAIN: Madrid municipality has awarded Azvi-Cotodisa Obras and Servicio-Obras Subterráneas a 22-month, €92m contract to extend metro Line 3 by 2∙5 km from Villaverde Alto to El Casar in Getafe.

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    Medway orders more locos and wagons


    PORTUGAL: Private freight operator Medway is to invest €93m in the acquisition of 16 new Stadler electric locomotives and 113 Tatravagónka wagons under a procurement supported by the European Investment Bank.

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    ILSA services to be branded Iryo


    SPAIN: Independent high speed operator ILSA unveiled Iryo as its customer-facing brand in a ceremony at Madrid Atocha station on November 18.

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    Basque links funded under Atlantic Corridor programme


    SPAIN: The national government has announced a €414m package of rail investment for 2022 in the three provinces that make up the Basque region.

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    CAF acquires test bed EMU for hydrogen conversion


    SPAIN: CAF has acquired a three-car Class 463 Civia electric multiple-unit from RENFE for conversion to a hydrogen fuel-cell demonstrator under the FCH2Rail research project.

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    ILSA signs 30-year maintenance deal


    SPAIN: High speed open access operator ILSA has agreed a 30-year train maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail. The full service deal worth €737m runs from 2022, when ILSA plans to commence operations on the Madrid – Barcelona route, until 2052. The company’s fleet of ETR1000 trainsets, ...

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    VR infrastructure training simulators


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded Virtualware a US$1m contract to supply virtual reality simulators for construction and maintenance training. A 250 m2 room in Valencia will be used to train staff in lifelike immersive multi-user environments using Virtualware’s Viroo platform ADIF will be able to ...

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    RENFE aims to compete with Eurostar on Paris – London route


    EUROPE: Spanish national rail operator RENFE is developing plans for a Paris – London train service which would compete with Eurostar and provide it with an alternative route into the French passenger market. RENFE believes that the launch of a Paris – London service would be ...