The consortium made up of CAF Signalling, FCC and Revenga Ingenieros has been awarded a contract to install the safety and telecommunication systems on the access section of the High Speed Train (AVE) to Murcia. This contract amounts to €155 million.

Adif has awarded the consortium the contract for the preparation of construction projects, work execution, upkeep and maintenance of interlocking facilities, train protection systems, centralised traffic control, auxiliary detection systems, GSM-R mobile, fixed telecommunications, protection and safety facilities on the access section of the High Speed Train (AVE) to Murcia, for a total of €155 million.

Of this total amount, €99 million pertains to the work execution stage, and the remaining €56 million will go towards maintenance and upkeep for the twenty-year term accounts.

These facilities are located on the Monforte del Cid, Murcia section, which is part of the Madrid – Levante High Speed Line. Upon commissioning of the Albacete – Alicante section, they will provide a direct high speed connection from Murcia to Alicante, Albacete and Madrid, and from the latter to a number of other Spanish cities.

This section runs through the provinces of Alicante and Murcia, along a total length of 61.7 kilometres. 46.2 of these are located in the province of Alicante, whilst the remaining 15.5 kilometres run in Murcia province.