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After selection under an eligibility procedure launched by “IP – Infraestruturas de Portugal, SA”, the Consortium led by COBA Portugal and also composed of the companies TYPSA, TECNOFISIL and GRID was engaged to provide the services relating to the preparation of the Preliminary Studies, Detailed Design and Technical assistance of the New Railway Connection between Évora North and Elvas/Caia (Spanish border) - Contract D - Track, Geotechnics and Utilities.

This highly important new railway connection integrates the Strategic Plan for Transport and Infrastructure 2014-2020 (PETI3+).

The new railway line is inserted in a corridor with an approximate length of 80 km. The infrastructure will comprise a double track with Iberian gauge (1668 mm), designed for mixed railway traffic at speeds of 250 km/h for passenger trains and 120 km/h for freight trains.

This railway connection will be electrified and equipped with electronic signalling devices. It shall accommodate the circulation of 750 m-long freight trains, and will be provided with the characteristics that allow to optimize the load capacity of locomotives (1 400 t in simple traction). Three crossing stations are envisaged on the new line, each with an effective length of 750 m.

This contract will be undertaken simultaneously with Contracts A (Coordination), B (Electrical Traction fixed systems) and C (Bridges and Special Structures), which result from independent tenders launched by "IP – Infraestruturas de Portugal", for the same Railway Connection between Évora and Elvas/Caia, also under commissioning phase to other joint ventures.




Lx, 29 Feb 2016