Adif invests 35 million in landslide prevention and resilience

One of the many walls next to tracks where landslides could be a risk during extreme weather Adif

Spanish rail infrastructure manager Adif will reinforce the reliability and resilience of the railway network with an investment of 35.4 million euros in landslide prevention in cases of adverse weather. 

Adif will renovate walls of the sections of conventional and metric gauge lines built in trenches, and renovate structures that prevent landslides from surrounding land due to erosion or episodes of adverse weather such as heavy rain. In the face of climate change, more rain in shorter periods of time can be expected, which can cause landslides and large disruptions of railway operations.

The works are divided into three lots. The first one includes the work on the walls of the northwest lines, for which 13.8 million euros are allocated. This will be carried out by the Temporary Union of Companies (UTE) formed by Tecsa and Copasa.

Lot 2, which covers the walls of the northeast lines and the centre of the Spanish railway network, has been contracted with the UTE Marco Infraestructuras y Medioambiente, Cycasa and Desnivel Agranaltura for 10.6 million euros. The last lot, with railway lines in the north, east and south, has been awarded to Azul Construction Repair, for 11 million euros.

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Author: Esther Geerts

Editor RailTech.com

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