The Mediterranean Corridor, a crucial railway infrastructure for the socioeconomic development of the Levantine arch, will add a decisive piece to its route shortly. Adif announced today that the testing period and the reliability routes in the Vandellós-Tarragona variant have ended. These tests are necessary for the commissioning of this infrastructure.
The tests, which the infrastructure manager has done with Renfe commercial trains of the S-121 series of movable tread, have been completed satisfactorily, as reported. As Adif explained, these tests consist of subjecting the infrastructure and facilities to scenarios of maximum demand to verify that their behavior meets all the required parameters.
The entry into operation of the section will, according to Adif, reduce travel times by rail between Barcelona and Valencia by thirty minutes. The layout, suitable for high speed and mixed traffic, will connect the Mediterranean Corridor from Vandellós with the Madrid-Barcelona-French border AVE line and with the Tarragona-Reus conventional width line.
After the reliability tests, the next step before the link with the variant and its commissioning will be the training period of the Renfe machinists, which will begin with the report of the results of the reliability runs performed. In parallel, Adif works in the procedures to standardize the infrastructure, as well as in obtaining the permits for its implementation. Its objective is to put into operation the new infrastructure before the end of the year.
The Vandellós-Tarragona section has a length of 64.1 kilometers and has had a cost close to 700 million euros, which have been partly financed with European funds.
. (tagsToTranslate) roberto l. vargas