Spanish high speed rail network

3,000 km in operation 

20 years experience

Speeds of up to 360 km/hr

World leader in implementing ERTMS

 

  • Madrid-Valencia high speed line
  • Madrid-Valladolid high speed line
  • Orense-Santiago high speed line
  • Madrid-Seville high speed line
World leaders in high speed train technology

Spain’s high speed network covers over 3,000 kilometers of track, and is the longest in Europe and the second longest in the world. The system transports 17 million passengers at speeds exceeding 350 km/hr, connecting them to major Spanish cities.

From its beginnings, Ineco has been involved in the implementation of the Spanish high speed rail network, and was active in the planning, design, and technological development, to achieve a safer and more efficient railway system.

Over 20 years experience in design, construction, signalling, communications, maintenance and traffic management projects, for greater efficiency and safety.



Engineering challenges

Our excellent engineering skills have enabled us to overcome the challenges of Spain’s difficult and rather complicated landscape, designing and building some of the longest tunnels in the world and constructing internationally renowned viaducts:

  • Guadarrama Tunnel: 28.4 km. 4th longest in Europe and 5th longest in the world.
  • Pajares Tunnel: 24.9 km. 5th longest in Europe.
  • Contreras Viaduct: 587 m. The biggest concrete railway bridge (261 m span) in Europe.

We have also participated in the extension, planning and construction of the main network stations linking Spanish cities, with extremely complex engineering projects such as the connection between Atocha and Chamartín consisting of a tunnel over 7 km long that will link all the high speed lines passing through Madrid.



Commitment to the latest technology

In order to offer the most innovative and advanced solutions, we invest in the latest and most advanced high speed technology. This is reflected in the implementation of the ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System).

All the new lines built in European Union countries will be equipped with this train control system. It will ensure that all new railway lines are the same width, and have the same electrification and technological system.

The system has been gradually implemented in railway lines throughout Europe, initiated by countries with the biggest potential for international rail traffic. Spain was one of the first European countries to install the ERTMS system in 2006.

Ineco has made a decisive contribution to the Spanish high speed rail network, using the latest, most advanced technology available, placing us at the forefront of the global railway industry.

Ineco has made a decisive contribution to the Spanish high speed rail network, using the latest, most advanced technology available, placing us at the forefront of the global railway industry.


We export our knowledge

Spanish high speed rail has proved to be a complete success story. Over 20 years´ experience has produced the most extensive high speed railway network in Europe, and second biggest in the world, making Spain a leader in innovation and in the versatility of its fleet.

With its extensive experience, Spain has gained credence as a world leader in high speed rail technology, able to export its know-how to the international market, and undertake challenging railway engineering projects, such as the high speed train Makkah-Madinah or the Ankara-Istanbul high speed line. Our experience backs us up for the development of any high speed project, anywhere in the world.

Data Sheet
Location: Spain
Client: Adif and Renfe
Execution period: 1992 to present
Market: Railways