Spain: Adif advances transformation of Madrid-Vicálvaro freight terminal

Spain: Adif advances transformation of Madrid-Vicálvaro freight terminal

The project aims to transform the terminal into a strategic logistics hub for freight traffic on the Mediterranean and Atlantic corridors.

Adif continues to make significant progress in the comprehensive transformation of the Madrid-Vicálvaro freight terminal, positioning it as a key hub for freight transport along the Mediterranean and Atlantic corridors.

The construction of a new intermodal area is the focal point of this advancement, with Adif initiating the tender for subphase 1.C - the third phase of the project - allocated a budget of 38.3 million euros and a 14-month timeline for completion.

This phase will see the creation of a four-track intermodal yard with terminal heads to the north and south. A concrete slab will facilitate the regulation and storage of Intermodal Transport Units (ITU) within this area. Three automated gantry cranes will be used to manage these units during loading, unloading, and storage processes.

Phase 1.B is already in progress, involving adaptations to rail access to accommodate the maximum load and length of 740-meter-long freight trains. In addition, the general tracks around the terminal are being reconfigured to allow direct road access to the intermodal terminal.

The state-of-the-art intermodal module is designed to accommodate 740-meter-long trains, with a handling capacity of 150,000 ITUs per year and a gantry-supported storage capacity of 2,500 TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units).

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