August 01, 2018, Santander, España |
ADIF, the Spanish railways administraator, has awarded ENYSE the design, build and maintenance contract of the Signalling and communications project of the Torrelavega-Santander section of the Palencia-Santander line.
The scope of the project includes the replacement of six relay-based interlockings with ENYSE’s EiS23 electronic interlocking system, as well as the deployment of all track equipment, reliable power for the Signalling equipment, fixed telecommunications and auxiliary systems. It also involves the construction of new technical buildings for the new Signalling and communication devices.
Two of the main objectives of this project are the improvement of safety throughout the line, and the reduction of travel time between Madrid, Palencia and Santander - bringing it down to 3 hours between Madrid and Santander. It is estimated that an average of 70 trains run daily through the Santander-Torrelavega section. The duplication of tracks in some sections of the line will allow to increase the traffic flow.
It is foreseen that the works will be executed in a period of 30 months, followed by 20 years of maintenance.