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August 2, 2019

CAF Signalling secures three rail contracts in Europe

CAF Signalling, the technological subsidiary of CAF group, has received three rail contracts in Europe through separate consortia.

CAF Signalling, the technological subsidiary of CAF group, has received three rail contracts in Europe through separate consortia.

Awarded by companies in Spain, Slovenia and Bulgaria, the three contracts have a combined value of €120m.

The first contract by Spanish infrastructure manager ADIF involves the delivery of safety equipment for the La Encina-Xátiva-Valencia section of the Mediterranean Corridor.

CAF Signalling won this contract through its consortium with Thales.

The consortium will be responsible for the construction project design, introduction of European ERTMS standard signalling system Levels 1 and 2, maintenance of the interlocking facilities, train protection systems, centralised traffic control and other systems.

The CAF Signalling-Thales consortium will also deliver safety and protection facilities for the conventional line and the high-speed line.

The contract works are slated to be completed in 36 months, the first six months of which will be dedicated to project design and subsequent approvals.

Once complete, the consortium will be responsible for maintaining the high-speed facilities for 25 years and conventional network systems for 20 years.

CAF Signalling’ share in the project stands at around €80m.

In the second contract, a consortium of ISKRA and CAF Signalling has been selected by the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructures to rehabilitate signalling and safety systems between the Zidani Most and Sentilj section.

Under the project, the ISKRA-CAF Signalling consortium will replace legacy systems with the CAF Signalling electronic interlocks.

The 117km rail line to be refurbished includes 17 stations. The upgrade is expected to improve safety and capacity of the line, as well as enhancing the reliability of services.

The third contract in Bulgaria encompasses modernising the signalling and telecommunications systems on the section of rail line connecting the capital of Sofia with Voluyak.

The contract works will be delivered by the ERTMS CA Voluyak DZZD consortium, comprising Bulgarian company AER and CAF Signalling.

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