The consortium made up of CAF Signalling and Siemens Rail Automation has been awarded a contract for the Signalling and Communications facilities for the implementation of standard gauge on the Hernani-Irún section. This contract amounts to €16.01 million.
Madrid, September, 2016. Adif has awarded the consortium made up of CAF Signalling and Siemens Rail Automation with the contract for the completion of work, and upkeep and maintenance of the facilities in the construction project for the modification of the signalling and communications facilities for the implementation of standard gauge track on the Hernani-Irún section amounting to a total of €16.01 million.
The performance scope for this project comprises the section between the stations of Andoain and Irún, on the 100 Madrid Chamartín – Hendaye line, running along a section of approximately 30.4 Km. and the stations on the Hernani-Irún section and the Hernani collateral station (Andoain),
The works to be peformed include but are not limited to the following: The replacement of the electronic interlocking of Hernani for another electronic interlocking with higher operating capacity for the implementation of 750 metre sidings and a higher number of switches; extension of the interlockings at San Sebastián, Pasajes and Lezo-Rentería to accommodate the operation of the standard gauge third rail on the main line; command and control of switches of mixed gauge installed at station entries to pool the routes and the general tracks on both gauges; replacement of the Hernani local video control station and modification of the San Sebastián, Pasajes and Lezo-Rentería video control stations.
The current track circuits will be replaced with axle counting devices on mixed gauge tracks between Hernani and Irún and the Hernani track circuits will also be modified due to the new configuration of the station and the new sectioning of the Andoin route.
Also, the Miranda de Ebro CTC Central Station will be modified to integrate the new track configuration and standard gauge operation, operation communications will be adapted, power will be supplied on all units affected by the project and all field and cab items which will no longer provide service following the implementation of the standard gauge will be removed and dismantled.