All Spain articles – Page 7

  • RENFE EMUs.
    News

    Alstom and Stadler to renew RENFE commuter train fleets

    2021-03-09T14:51:00Z

    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

    2021-03-08T12:22:00Z

    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’. ...

  • Bilbao metro Line L3
    Metro Report International

    LTE certified to support CBTC

    2021-03-01T05:00:00Z

    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

    2021-02-22T07:00:00Z

    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

    2021-02-05T14:06:00Z

    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

    2021-02-04T14:20:00Z

    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

    2021-02-02T11:29:00Z

    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.

  • es-Avlo trains at Cerro Negro-Mariano Alvaro Navarro
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    RENFE’s Avlo high speed service to launch in June

    2021-01-26T14:37:00Z

    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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    News

    ADIF to electrify Galician link

    2021-01-21T11:47:00Z

    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

    2021-01-14T05:54:00Z

    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 ...

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    Li-fi trialled at Málaga station

    2021-01-13T12:10:00Z

    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

    2021-01-08T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-12-08T05:00:00Z

    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 & Digital Transformation ...

  • RaaS would integrate modes of transport including train, bicycle, metro, bus, car sharing and scooters into one digital platform which would enable the planning of trips in a single app with a single payment.
    News

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

    2020-12-03T12:22:00Z

    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 sharing ...

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

    2020-12-01T11:04:00Z

    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

    2020-11-29T05:00:00Z

    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 sector, ...

  • Valencia.
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    Valencia suburban signalling contract awarded

    2020-11-11T05:00:00Z

    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 upgrade ...

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    Hydrogen fuel cell train to be developed with EU funding

    2020-11-04T17:10:00Z

    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 zero-emission train ...

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    Suburban investment increased in 2021 Spanish rail budget

    2020-11-02T13:41:00Z

    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

    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.