The French company Thales received a contract to supply equipment for the Sevilla-Malaga-Granada high-speed train line in Spain. The contract worth about 11.6 million euros is designed for a period of more than 17 months. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Railway Technology.


Under the contract, the company will supply traffic control systems for a new bypass line with a length of about 1.7 km.

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The scope of the contract includes the supply of interlockings and train detection systems for the new section, as well as the expansion of the LZB train protection system and the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The company will also supply fixed and mobile communication systems in accordance with the new operating conditions. In addition, Thales will be responsible for the maintenance of the new installations for six months.

The purpose of the contract is to provide equipment for communication and security in railway transport, necessary for the commissioning of a new branch. Designed to reduce travel time for millions of travelers, the new line is expected to result in a significant improvement in line performance.

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