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Spainish Railway Infrastructure Administrator (ADIF) - Articles and news items

Consortium awarded Barcelona Suburban Network signalling contract

Rail industry news / 15 February 2016 /

An Alstom–Bombardier consortium has been chosen to supply ERTMS signalling systems and 20 years of maintenance services for the Barcelona Suburban Network.

Developing a sustainable Spanish high-speed rail network

Issue 6 2015 / 9 December 2015 /

On 29 September 2015, after the completion of a new section of high-speed line to the North of Spain, between the cities of Valladolid and Leon, Adif achieved another milestone by expanding Spain’s high-speed rail network by 166 new kilometres. Adif’s President, Gonzalo Ferre Moltó, provides more details about the new line section plus Adif’s overall strategy to develop a sustainable approach to high-speed rail deployment…

Consortium wins Spanish high-speed rail signalling and maintenance contract

Rail industry news / 22 September 2015 /

Spain’s Administrator of Railway Infrastructure (ADIF) awards Spanish high-speed rail signalling systems and maintenance services contract to a Bombardier, Alstom and Indra consortium.

Siemens automates high-speed rail route in Northern Spain

Rail industry news / 25 April 2014 /

Working as part of a consortium with Thales, Siemens is to supply the signal and control technology for a 50-kilometer section of the high-speed rail route between León and Asturias…

High-Speed supplement

Issue 5 2013, Supplements / 4 October 2013 /

The potential of high-speed rail: CER’s perspective
Thalys: a model of highspeed mobility
HS2: building a connected Britain
Putting into service the Albacete to Alicante high-speed section

Signalling & Telecoms supplement

Issue 3 2013, Supplements / 27 May 2013 /

ETCS in operation on Spanish high-speed, commuter and three-rail lines (Ignacio Jorge Iglesias, Technical Coordination Director for High-Speed, Adif)
Comparison of Control Centres and Railway Operating Centres (Chris Carson, Head of Service Delivery, East Coast Main Line Company Ltd)

Alstom and Adif sign an agreement to develop the technology for a third rail signaling system

Rail industry news / 14 March 2013 /

Alstom and Adif signed an agreement to develop a new third rail signaling system…

Promoting the internationalisation of Spanish railway technology

Issue 5 2012 / 19 September 2012 /

Since my appointment as CEO of Adif, one of my main strategic priorities has been to drive forward the internationalisation of Spanish railway technology and its companies, and to reinforce the ‘Spanish Brand’ on an international basis. By doing so, the international activity of Adif must be, and is, an important pillar of the company’s strategy because it consolidates our presence in the global arena and also paves the way to achieve new markets and, therefore, new economic resources.

In this sense, Adif, as infrastructure manager, works actively with Spanish companies to support them in their internationalisation strategies to help contribute to the projection of the railway sector abroad.

In my opinion, Spain’s experience of railway development would serve as a good example for numerous countries, especially in the technological field of construction and management of high-speed lines. We are proud of the support that we can give for the creation of Spanish consortiums for the design and construction of infrastructure projects abroad.

SENER signs an agreement with ADIF, the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the CIDAUT Foundation

Rail industry news / 31 July 2012 /

SENER has signed an agreement for the Aurígidas Project…

Adif and Invensys Rail Dimetronic sign an agreement to promote innovation in the railway industry

Rail industry news / 13 January 2012 /

Research and technological development collaboration agreement – signed…

Alcatel-Lucent and Adif jointly research communications technologies for improving high-speed rail transportation

Rail industry news / 25 October 2011 /

Alcatel-Lucent & Adif, sign a collaboration agreement…

ADIF’s Public Private Collaboration: High-speed lines to Galicia and Alicante

Issue 5 2011 / 22 September 2011 /

In 2010, the Infrastructure Extraordinary Plan (Plan Extraordinario de Infraestructuras (PEI)) of the Ministry of Public Works began, with expected tenders in the region of €17,000 million – the equivalent to 1.7% of Spanish GDP – which meant a turning point in the model used up until then in Spain to construct and maintain new public infrastructures.

The PEI envisages the application of Public Private Collaboration (PPC) to promote cooperation between public administrations and the private sector for the development and modernisation of infrastructures and public services of strategic interest. In this sense it is noteworthy that approximately 70% of investments will be allocated to railways to enhance suburban railway networks as well as freight transportation.

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