The trains in Spain chose Alcatel in the main

Alcatel has been awarded a €53 million contract by the Spanish Ministry of Transport to provide railway signalling and communications systems for the Madrid – Segovia high-speed line.


Alcatel has announced that it has been awarded a €53 million contract by the Spanish Ministry of Transport through ADIF, the Railways Infrastructure Administration office. The contract involves project design, execution and maintenance of the signalling systems, train protection, telecommunications network and associated elements for the 87km long Madrid to Segovia high-speed line.



Alcatel will supply its interoperable 6481 AlTrac/ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 2 and 6413 AlTrac/ETCS Level 1 solutions, which transmit train movement and other specific information via GSM-R radio. Alcatel will also provide the electrical power supply system and the technical buildings, equipped with access control, fire detection and CCTV systems.



Alcatel will also be responsible for the design, build and installation of the multi-services fixed communication network to carry and distribute voice, data, and video services to and from all sites.



Alcatel has provided ETCS services for a number of projects including the Madrid to Seville, Madrid to Saragossa and Lleida, Lleida to Barcelona, Segovia to Valladolid, Córdoba to Málaga and the Atlantic Axis high-speed lines.