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    ETCS tests underway as next section of Galician high speed line nears opening


    SPAIN: ETCS Level 2 validation testing began on April 26 on a recently completed 104 route-km section of high speed line through the mountains between Pedralba de la Pradería and Taboadela.

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    Metro Report International

    Smart tags boost accessibility and provide localised content


    SPAIN: Public transport users in Barcelona can now access a wide range of travel, local area and accessibility information as well as entertainment content through their mobile devices thanks to the use of smart tags. Operator TMB has rolled out 9 100 of Neosistec’s ddTags ...

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    Spain to evaluate national gauge conversion programme


    SPAIN: The government has reopened the long-running debate over which gauge should be adopted for the principal sections of the main line rail network, with the Ministry of Development and infrastructure manager ADIF establishing a panel of multi-disciplinary specialists to assess the strategy for the core ...

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    Metro Report International

    Metro driving and operations simulator provides comprehensive training facility


    SPAIN: A multi-functional metro operational control, driving and breakdown repair simulator suite has been installed in the Barcelona metro’s training centre at Hospital Clínic station. Developed by operator TMB and railway technology research centre CITEF, it supports a wide range of training exercises involving interaction ...

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    Remodelled station opens in Canfranc ahead of reopening of cross-border link


    SPAIN: On April 15, a RENFE DMU carrying invited guests from Zaragoza became the first train to arrive at the remodelled and relocated station in Canfranc, marking a further step in the long-running plan to reinstate the railway through the Pyrénées mountains linking Pau with Huesca.

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    Digitalising railway maintenance in Mallorca


    SPAIN: Software for managing railway infrastructure maintenance activities in Mallorca and generating information to support a move towards predictive maintenance has been developed and deployed by contractor Azvi, technology start up MainRail Solutions, the CEIT technology institute and software specialist Inycom. The MainRail software is used ...

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    RENFE sees Covid-19 recovery


    SPAIN: Passenger traffic on the national rail network has recovered to around 50% of pre-pandemic levels, RENFE Present Isaías Táboas has reported, adding that RENFE is anticipating that the figure would reach 70% by the end of 2021. Citing operations in Andalucía as an example, on ...

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    ADIF expands Galicia upgrading programme


    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has set out plans to invest a further €546m in modernising two rail corridors across Galicia, linking the junction at Monforte de Lemos with Ourense and Lugo.

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    ‘Four by four’ remodelling completed at Barcelona Sants


    SPAIN: ADIF completed work to remodel the track layout at Barcelona Sants station on March 1, following a nine-month programme known as ‘four by four’ aimed at reconfiguring the broad gauge tracks serving the deep-level station.

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    RENFE to take stake in Leo Express in support of internationalisation strategy


    EUROPE: Spanish national operator RENFE has announced its intention to acquire a 50% stake in central European open access operator Leo Express. RENFE said it sees a strategic opportunity to develop international business activities as Spain’s domestic market opens to competition. The proposed acquisition announced on ...


    Alstom and Stadler to renew RENFE commuter train fleets


    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has confirmed Alstom and Stadler as the winners of two contracts to supply and maintain 1 668 mm gauge high capacity electric multiple-units to replace existing stock on the Madrid and Barcelona commuter networks. The new trains will have a 20% greater ...

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    ‘Relieve, refresh, reload’ concept for station toilets


    SPAIN: One Hundred Restrooms has won a tender to lease and operate public toilets at ADIF Alta Velocidad’s most important stations, and says its ‘relieve, refresh, reload’ concept for high quality facilities will ’turn a toilet visit from a necessary evil into a reviving micro break’. ...

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    Metro Report International

    LTE certified to support CBTC


    SPAIN: CAF Signalling has certified the integration of its communications-based train control platform with Teltronic’s eNebula LTE infrastructure and RTP-800 onboard terminal, following laboratory tests and field testing on Bilbao metro Line 3. ‘In the face of the shortcomings and drawbacks of the wireless systems ...

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    Signalling: ADIF opens ‘pioneering’ multi-network control centre


    ADIF has opened an integrated control centre in the northern city of León which is intended to centralise the management of traffic on a disparate set of routes of different gauges and power supplies. Mike Bent reports.

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    Talgo confirms work underway to approve Avril trains for use in France


    EUROPE: Work is underway to obtain approval for Talgo’s Avril high speed train design to operate in France, the manufacturer has confirmed. The announcement on February 3 came as the first Avril trainset for RENFE began dynamic type testing runs on the recently opened high ...

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    Euskotren orders more CAF trainsets


    SPAIN: Basque metre gauge operator Euskotren has ordered four new four-car EMUs from CAF, to boost its fleet capacity and support further growth.

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    Spanish high speed network reaches Orihuela


    SPAIN: The first phase of a corridor linking Madrid with Murcia opened on February 1, with the inauguration of a 38∙3 km section of high speed line between Monforte del Cid and Orihuela.

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    RENFE’s Avlo high speed service to launch in June


    SPAIN: RENFE’s low-cost high speed service, branded Avlo, is to launch later this year following a delay of more than a year caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    ADIF to electrify Galician link


    SPAIN: In mid-January ADIF invited tenders for the electrification of the 73 km between Monforte de Lemos and Lugo as the infrastructure manager continues its gradual modernisation of the single track railway running north-south between Monforte and A Coruña.

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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 is €42∙6m ...