Spain goes non-stop with 50 million euros tender to boost rail freight

Zaragoza and its logistics network are set for more upgrades in Spain as Adif launches a new tender worth 49.5 million euros. The tender targets the electrification of the Zaragoza-Teruel-Sagunto line to increase rail freight capacity and the extension of 750 metres long sidings on terminals on the Zaragoza-Barcelona corridor.

According to the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, the Zaragoza-Teruel-Sagunto line electrification will cost around 38.4 million euros and also includes the construction of two electric substations. On the other hand, the siding extension on the Zaragoza-Barcelona corridor will cost 11.1 million euros, and work will take place in terminals in Zaragoza, Chiprana, Nonaspe and Flix.

The Spanish Ministry stressed that both projects will positively affect rail freight transport in Spain by matching international standards and increasing capacity on the network and important freight terminal locations. This is one of the most recent developments in Spain, which is taking its rail freight game quite seriously lately and proceeding to relevant investments in a very high ratio. Ports, terminals and the network are all highlighted as Spain tries to match the pace and infrastructure of the rest of Europe and transform into a critical rail transport player.

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Autor/a Nikos Papatolios