Galicia cut-offs

first_imgA Pts2·6bn package of improvements for the Monforte – Orense – Vigo corridor was approved by the Spanish government at the end of December. It forms part of a Pts30bn strategy to improve speeds on the main rail links in Galicia in 1999-2002; under an accord signed last April, this will be funded 90% by the Ministry of Development and 10% by the regional government.Realignment of the Arbo – Salvaterra and Caldelas – Guillarey (Pontevedra) sections totalling 24·4 route-km for higher speeds requires the construction of 14 cut-offs amounting to 11·7 km. At the same time, track, signalling and overhead electrification will be renewed.The government has also approved a Pts3·7bn investment to modernise a 30 km section of the Madrid – Hendaye main line between Pinar de las Rozas and El Escorial over the next 28 months.last_img

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