SPANISH infrastructure manager Adif has awarded Thales a €26.9m contract to maintain signalling and traffic management systems on the Lleida - Barcelona Sants - Figueres section of the high-speed line between Madrid and the French border.

The four-year contract will see Thales work to ensure optimal availability, efficiency and functionality of signalling and traffic management systems, as well as reducing the likelihood of incidents.

Thales now holds contracts to maintain signalling and telecommunications systems on over 1700km of high-speed lines on the Adif network, including the routes from Madrid to Seville, Toledo, Santiago de Compostela and Valladolid.

It is also responsible for maintaining signalling and telecommunications systems on the high-speed line from Córdoba to Málaga, the route from Antequera to Granada, and the 1435mm-gauge tunnel connecting Atocha and Chamartín stations in Madrid.

Thales undertakes preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance to help ensure standard operating conditions and avoid disruption to train services, while working to obtain the maximum reliability and service life of lineside equipment.

“The maintenance services we provide on the different Spanish high-speed lines allow Adif to guarantee the proper commercial operation of these lines, as well as to know the status and correctly maintain all the assets of its installed base, guaranteeing and extending their lifecycle,” says Mr Eduardo Mariscal, director of transport customer services at Thales in Spain.

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