Adif extends rail sidings all over Spain to the benefit of rail freight
The Spanish infrastructure manager Adif will launch a rail sidings extension project in multiple rail freight stations in Spain. The purpose is to extend sidings to 750 metres and provide more space for efficient rail freight operations according to national and international standards.
The stations that will be part of the project belong to the General Interest Railway Network (RFIG). Adif mentioned that the project will cost approximately 9 million euros and will be completed in two years.
Three construction phases
As Adif’s project is quite large and will involve multiple locations, ensuring efficient operations during construction works is imperative. As a result, works will take place gradually and will divide into three lots: one for the North Zone, one for the South areas and one for the Central-Northeast areas.
“In this sense, lot 1, corresponding to the North zone, has been awarded 3,691,033.3 euros to the UTE (Temporary Union of Companies) formed by Prointec and TRN Táryet. Lot 2, which includes the sidings in the South area, has been awarded to the joint venture formed by Peyco Proyectos, Estudios y Construcciones and Inse Rail for a total of 2,722,794 euros. Lot 3, corresponding to the Center-Northeast areas, has been awarded for an amount of 2,442,860.9 euros to the joint venture formed by Esteyco and Ardanuy Engineering”, said Adif, also mentioning that during the reconstruction’s implementation, “more projects could be identified and implemented”.