Adif, the state-owned Administrator of Railway Infrastructures is going to increase the operability of the railway infrastructure for freight traffic with the extension of sidings to 750 m in different stations of the General Interest Railway Network (RFIG).
These actions aim to provide the RFIG with the optimal conditions to meet the needs of freight transport by train at the national and international levels and to take a step forward towards the interoperability of the railway network. In this way, the extension of the sidings will enable trains of interoperable standard length to be parked and pulled over, with the quality and reliability of the current service.
The service contract for the drafting of the construction projects for the extension of sidings to 750 meters in different RFIG stations has been awarded, after the authorization of Adif's Board of Directors, for a total amount of 8,856,688.2 Euro and a term of 24 months.
For operational reasons, this contract has been divided into three lots, corresponding to the North, South, and Central-Northeast geographical areas, where the sidings estimated in the contract are located.
Lot 1, corresponding to the North area, has been awarded for 3,691,033.3 euros to the joint venture (Unión Temporal de Empresas) formed by Prointec and TRN Táryet. Lot 2, which includes the sidings in the southern 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 Central-Northeast areas, has been awarded for 2,442,860.9 euros to the joint venture formed by Esteyco and Ardanuy Ingeniería.
As this is an open order, the final number of projects and their typology will be determined by Adif throughout the term of the contract.