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Boosting railway infrastructure finance in the European Union

By on 01/02/2014

The Council of Ministers of Transport of the European Union has given a boost to the Spanish rail investments within the plan of the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T).

During its last meeting, sections of the high-speed connection to Galicia have been included, as well as several corridors, including the branch Pamplona-Atlantic Corridor (Bilbao, Pamplona, Zaragoza-Sagunto) and the Rioja Corridor (Logroño Castejón–Miranda). Other projects as the Huelva-Sevilla railway have also been included. E

uropean plans also include promoting both the Mediterranean and Atlantic Corridors, as well as studies on the Central Corridor. It is also noteworthy that the European Union will increase significantly, from 20% to 40%, the related investments to rail interoperability, with the aim of moving towards a transport system which prioritizes intermodality, economic efficiency and environmental sustainability.

These investments will ensure the continuity of high-speed plans in our country. This extensive network has become an international benchmark not only for its size but for having the most advanced technological innovations in the market, as a result of the commitment of the R & D carried out by the companies.

These include SEMI, which has helped to achieve milestones as relevant as the commissioning and implementation, working with ADIF, one of the most modern overhead power cables, the catenary C-350 supplied by 2×25 KV CA. Also, SEMI has worked in other fields of activity such as the traction substations of the Northwest HS Lines, maintenance of telecommunications in the high-speed Madrid-Barcelona or catenary rehabilitation in various sections of the network.

Source: SEMI

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