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Signalling systems for the high-speed Madrid-Lisbon railway corridor

By on 23/09/2015
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A consortium between Bombardier, Alstom and Indra has won the contract to supply signalling systems and maintenance services for the new high-speed section of the Madrid-Lisbon railway corridor in Spain’s Extremadura region. The project, awarded by Spain’s Administrator of Railway Infrastructure (ADIF) has a total value of approximately 164 million euro ($185 million US). Bombardier’s share is valued at approximately 77 million euro ($86 million US); Alstom’s share is valued at approximately 62 million euro ($70 million US), and Indra’s share is approximately 25 million euro ($28 million US) 1.

The Bombardier-led consortium will deliver the design, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of the signalling and communication systems. This includes installing a European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 on the 164 km Plasencia-Cáceres and Cáceres-Badajoz sections of the line. The project also includes a 20 year maintenance regime to commence at the end of phase one of the signalling system delivery. Bombardier will implement its proven, radio-based BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 450 ERTMS Level 2 solution for the entire line. Alstom is responsible for the electronic interlocking system and will supply the reliable and proven Smartlock 300 solution, and Indra will implement the Spanish automatic train protection (ASFA) system.

Indra has developed its own high-end technology for the railway sector, and has completed major international projects. The DaVinci system, developed in collaboration with Adif, has become the most advanced rail traffic management platform in the world. Indra is also committed to continued investment in innovation, as shown by the development of the innovative technological platform for rail security, InVITALRAIL. The system features cutting-edge hardware, combined with on-track and on-board systems compliant with Spain’s digital ASFA and Europe’s level 2 ERTMS standards.

Indra, overseen by Chairman & CEO Fernando Abril-Martorell, is one of the leading consulting and technology multinationals in Latin America and Europe. The company is the global technology partner for operations in its clients’ key businesses. It offers business solutions, IT services and integrated systems for clients around the world. Indra has a standout business model based on proprietary solutions (representing nearly 65% of its total 2014 revenues) that serve leading clients in key industries and regions. In 2014 it reported revenues of 2.938 billion euros, employed 39,000 professionals, had a local presence in 46 countries, and delivered projects in more than 140 countries. The company develops a range of technological solutions and services for operations in various industries, including Energy & Industry, Financial Services, Telecom & Media, Public Administrations & Healthcare, Transport & Traffic, and Security & Defense.

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