SPANISH infrastructure manager Adif has awarded CAF Signalling contracts worth a total of more than €150m to undertake signalling projects on its high-speed and conventional networks, as well as the 1000mm-gauge network in northern Spain.

In joint venture with FCC Industrial and Revenga Ingenieros, CAF Signalling as been awarded a €214m contract to install ERTMS Level 2 on the 200km Murcia - Almería high-speed line that forms part of the Mediterranean Corridor, and its branch from Pulpí to Águilas.

The contract awarded by Adif AV includes the supply and installation of interlockings, train protection systems, obstacle detection systems, centralised traffic control (CTC) and telecommunications systems. The joint venture will also maintain all new systems and equipment for a period of four years.

Adif AV says that civil works have been completed or are still underway on all sections of the €3.5bn Murcia - Almería high-speed line. The first electrification work is taking place with design work continuing for tracklaying.

On the conventional network, Adif has awarded CAF Signalling a contract to upgrade the traffic control centre at Ourense in the northwestern region of Galicia. CAF will also replace the telephone block system on Line C9 of the Madrid commuter network, the 1000mm-gauge line from Cercedilla to Los Cotos.

In Asturias, CAF Signalling will upgrade fixed telecommunications and signalling systems on Line 764 of Adif’s 1000mm-gauge network, running from Trubia to Collanzo.

Fixed telecommunications and signalling systems will also be upgraded on Line 762 from Trubia to San Esteban de Pravia, and on Line 740 from Pravia to Cudillero.

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