CAF is awarded a signaling contract in the United Kingdom to modernize the railway network

MADRID, 11 Abr.

CAF is awarded a signaling contract in the United Kingdom to modernize the railway network

MADRID, 11 Abr. (EUROPA PRESS) -

CAF has been awarded a contract in the United Kingdom to modernize the signaling of the country's entire railway network, as part of a megacontract of 4,000 million pounds (4,677 million euros) in which the largest railway companies in the world also participate.

Network Rail, the administrator of the infrastructure through which British trains circulate, has announced this week the winning companies of the two lots into which the contract has been divided. In addition to CAF (in consortium with the Canadian AtkinsRéalis), there are Alstom, Siemens, Hitachi and Thales-VolkerRail.

The company from Beasain (Guipúzcoa) will participate in lot 2, related to digital signaling and using the European railway control system (ETCS), with a joint budget of 3,000 million pounds (3,508 million euros ), to be distributed among all the winning companies. Lot 1 concentrates the rest of the budget.

The work included in these contracts will be carried out over the next 10 years, during which the British Government hopes to undertake a radical change in the railway sector, with the introduction of more modern equipment that provides greater efficiency to railway services.

The signaling subsidiary of the Basque company (CAF Signalling) is already present in the United Kingdom, mainly in the equipment of the different ERTMS (European Railway Traffic Management System) safety systems in trains.

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