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Siemens automates line section for high-speed trains in Spain

24.11.2014
  • Order worth for consortium around 510 million euros
  • Signaling and control technology to increase the safety of passenger services
  • High-speed line links Northern Spain and Madrid

Siemens is in a consortium with the French technology business Thales that is to modernize the control, signaling and safety equipment on the roughly 340-kilometer section of high-speed line between Olmedo and Ourense in Northern Spain.

A corresponding order has been awarded by the Spanish operator Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF). The order has a total value of around 510 million euros for the consortium. The contract includes installation of the automatic train protection and control system, telecommunication and traffic control systems, as well as maintenance of the systems for 20 years.

To improve passenger safety, Siemens will equip the high speed line with interlocking, the associated train control system ASFA (Automatic Braking and Announcement of Signals) and central control technology. The scope of delivery covers balises, track circuits, video monitoring systems and access control systems. Thales will supply the ETCS Level 2 automatic train control system, LED color light signals, wheel detectors and axle counting systems for fail-safe train detection, as well as with fixed communication equipment.

With 2,600 route kilometers, the Spanish high-speed railway network is the largest in Europe. As the first part of the high-speed line between Madrid and Galicia, the line section from Madrid to Valladolid was opened in December 2007 to link Northern Spain with the capital.

This was followed in December 2011 by the line section from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela and La Coruña. The line section from Olmedo to Ourense will become one of the country's key high-speed corridors, connecting the regions of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Castile and León with Madrid.

Further information on the Mobility Division may be found at www.siemens.com/mobility

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 357,000 employees worldwide.

Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com


Reference Number: PR2014110068MOEN

Contact


Mr. Stefan Wagner
Siemens AG

Otto-Hahn-Ring 6

81739 Munich

Germany

Mobile +49 (174) 1947049

sw.wagner​@siemens.com


Ms. Katharina Ebert
Mobility Division
Siemens AG

Otto-Hahn-Ring 6

81739 Munich

Germany

Tel: +49 (89) 636-636802

katharina.ebert​@siemens.com

Stefan Wagner | Siemens Mobility

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