CAF Signalling has commissioned remote control of signalling at the centralised traffic control (CTC) centre in Bilbao which controls the Renfe metre-gauge routes serving the city.

This is the fourth project that CAF Signalling has undertaken to modernise CTC centres in north and northwestern Spain for Adif, following work at León, Oviedo and Santander over the last two years.

CAF Signalling has been installing its Naos technology system within Adif’s new remote control architecture, which CAF says offers high levels of flexibility and availability.

CAF says installing the new technology has been particularly complex due to the need to integrate older lineside equipment within the new architecture which has required complex reverse engineering.

“This commissioning is a new milestone in our work undertaken in partnership with Adif, especially due to the complexity involved,” says Mr Raúl Costa, commercial and bids director at CAF Signalling. “It is also another example of the excellent collaboration between both parties, a symbiosis that is bringing great advances in signalling to the Spanish railway network.”