Consortium awarded Spanish ERTMS contract

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A consortium comprising Alstom, Bombardier and Indra have been awarded a €410 million contract to overlay 310 kilometres of high-speed railway in Spain with ERTMS Level 2 signalling.

The contract covers a stretch of a new north-west route between Valladolid and León and Venta de Baños and Burgos.

The contract includes the project design, procurement, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the signalling, the fixed telecommunication and the Automatic Train Protection systems, the centralised traffic control (CTC), the security equipment, the mobile GSM-R communications equipment and infrastructure for trains and mobile phone operators.

Antonio Moreno, country president for Alstom in Spain, said: “This will be the second ERTMS Level 2 signalling system commissioned in Spain without ETCS (4) Level 1 backup support, after the one installed by Alstom on the Albacete-Alicante new high-speed line.

“This configuration, made possible thanks to Alstom’s technological expertise, allowed a significant reduction of the initial cost of civil works.”

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