09 February 2024
SYSTRA Subterra, in a joint venture (JV) with engineering firms TPF Getinsa Euroestudios S.L. and Cemosa Ingeniería y Control, has been awarded a consultancy and assistance contract to supervise the works of the platform construction project of a section of the Cantabrian - Mediterranean High Speed Railway Corridor.

Inside the JV team, Subterra is responsible for the Site Technical office, Geotechnical aspects of the lot (slopes, embankments, foundations, earthworks etc.) and Tunnels.

The section concerned is approximately 15.1km long and will run between the municipalities of Tafalla and Campanas in the autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain. The work will be carried out by our client, state-owned railway infrastructure manager ADIF.

The Tafalla – Campanas section is an essential rail link in the ADIF programme, which aims to integrate Navarre into the Spanish high-speed rail network. This project represents a significant success for SYSTRA Subterra and we are delighted that our client has placed its trust in our teams to carry it out.

José Miguel Galera, CEO SYSTRA Subterra

A major national high-speed rail initiative

The Cantabrian-Mediterranean High Speed Railway Corridor is a significant section of Spain’s railway network, intended to connect the Basque Country and the autonomous community of Cantabria with the city of Valencia. It was initially announced in 2004 and later incorporated into Spain’s 2005-2020 Strategic Infrastructure and Transport Plan.

Regional high-speed train at Caudiel station, Valencia, Spain

Benefits for the movement of freight and passengers

The project aims to facilitate the transport of freight and significantly reduce passenger travel times. Once operational, the Valencia-Santander route is expected to take just over four hours, compared with the previous journey time of more than 12 hours.

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