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Spain: Alstom to Supply Its Signalling System Atlas 200 for the New North-West High-Speed Line

An Alstom-led consortium has been awarded a contract worth €410 million by ADIF to supply its ERTMS Level 2 signalling system and the maintenance for a period of 20 years for Spain’s new north-west high speed line.

Alstom’s share is worth around €220 million. The contract will cover 310 km of new high speed line from Valladolid to León and from Venta de Baños to Burgos.

The contract includes the project design, procurement, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the signaling, the fixed telecommunication and the Automatic Train Protection systems, the centralized traffic control (CTC), the security equipment, the mobile GSM-R communications equipment and infrastructure for trains and mobile phone operators.

“This will be the second ERTMS Level 2 signalling system commissioned in Spain without ETCS (4) Level 1 backup support, after the one installed by Alstom on the Albacete-Alicante new high speed line. This configuration, made possible thanks to Alstom's technological expertise, allowed a significant reduction of the initial cost of civil works,” says Antonio Moreno, country president for Alstom in Spain.