CAF Signalling wins € 120 million contracts in Spain, Slovenia and Bulgaria

Spain’s rail infrastructure operator Adif has entered into a contract worth € 80 million with a consortium of local CAF Signalling and French Thales to equip the La Ensina-Châtiva-Valencia line with the Mediterranean Transport Corridor.

The contract provides for the deployment on ordinary and high-speed sections of the European level 1 and 2 train traffic control system, including the design, construction and maintenance of centralization devices, on-board traffic safety systems, centralization control, power supply and communications.

This is Adif’s largest investment project in the field of traffic safety equipment over the past 5 years. The term of the contract is 36 months, the first six of which are allocated to the development and approval of the project, the remaining 30 months to construction and commissioning. The contractor also provides for maintenance of the delivered systems for 25 years on a high-speed line and 20 years on a regular one.

In Slovenia, a consortium of CAF Signalling and a local company Iskra is modernizing signaling systems at the section between Zidani Most and Shentil stations on the country’s border with Austria.

The project, co-financed by the EU under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), provides for the design, installation, testing and commissioning of signaling equipment and microprocessor-based centralization systems (MPCs) developed by CAF Signalling to replace the outdated relay centralizations built by Iskra on section 117 km long with 17 stations.

It is implemented as part of a strategic state plan for the reconstruction of the country’s trunk lines with the aim of increasing their throughput, traffic safety and accuracy of the schedule while reducing operating costs.

The national railway infrastructure operator in Bulgaria, NRIC, commissioned the ERTMS CA Voluyak DZZD consortium, consisting of CAF Signalling and the Bulgarian company AER, to modernize signaling and communication systems in the Sofia-Voluyak section.

The contract, also co-financed by the CEF program, includes the design, installation, testing and commissioning of all signaling and communication systems (including ETCS level 1 and GSM-R) over a 12-km section, as well as the introduction of CAF Signalling microprocessor centralization at Sofia stations -Central, Obelya and Voluyak.

The CAF Signalling MSC is distinguished by its “2 of 3” architecture and the integration of interfaces into the MSC of the ETCS level 2 RBC radio blocking center and the ETCS level 1 traffic light module LEU (photo: Slovenske železnice).

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