The project involves the installation of ETCS Level 2, which for the first time in Spain, will be installed without the back-up of ERTMS Level 1.
The deal includes project design, installation and maintenance of the signalling system, the fixed communication system, centralised traffic control, security equipment, automatic train protection, mobile GSM-R communications equipment, and infrastructure for mobile phone operators.
The 171km line is due to open at the end of this year, substantially reducing the Madrid - Alicante journey time.