A consortium led by Alstom has secured a €410m contract from Spanish railway infrastructure manager ADIF to supply the European railways traffic management system (ERTMS) level 2 signalling system, Atlas 200, for a high-speed line in the country.

Alstom has a share of around €220m in the contract, with Bombardier and Indra completing the consortium.

The contract covers the design, procurement, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the signalling, the fixed telecommunication and the automatic train protection systems on the 310km high-speed line connecting Valladolid to León and Venta de Baños to Burgos.

Alstom Spain country president Antonio Moreno said: "This will be the second ERTMS level 2 signalling system commissioned in Spain without ETCS (European train control system) level 1 backup support, after the one installed by Alstom on the Albacete-Alicante new high-speed line.

"This configuration, made possible thanks to Alstom’s technological expertise, allowed a significant reduction of the initial cost of civil works."

"Alstom has a share of around €220m in the contract, with Bombardier and Indra completing the consortium."

The consortium will also equip the line with centralised traffic control, security equipment, mobile GSM-R communications equipment and infrastructure for trains and mobile phone operators.

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The scope of the contract also includes maintenance of the north-west high-speed line over the next 20 years.

Alstom had also supplied Atlas 200 technology to the Rome to Naples line in Italy, a cross-border high-speed line from Liege in Belgium to the German border, the Mattstetten-Rothrist line in Switzerland and the Betuwe Route in the Netherlands.

Image: Alstom-led consortium to supply its ERTMS level 2 signalling system for Spain’s new north-west high-speed line. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.