Invensys supplies equipment for high-speed railway

Invensys Rail, a manufacturer of rail signalling and automatic train control products, is to install its train control and European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) equipment on the first section of the Madrid to Galicia high-speed railway in Spain, in a contract worth €136m (£112m).

Invensys Rail and its partners will provide the signalling, fixed telecommunications network, centralised traffic control and train protection systems for the 87.5km-long Orense to Santiago de Compostela high-speed railway for Spanish rail infrastructure manager ADIF.

When operational, journey times will be cut from the current 90 minutes to just 30, with onward connections from Orense to Madrid also slashed.