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Within the scope of the qualification system launched by “IP-Insfraestruturas de Portugal, SA”, the consortium led by COBA Portugal and composed of the companies TYPSA, TECNOFISIL & GRID, was contracted to provide the services related to the Modernization of the Covilhã / Guarda Railway Section - Completion and adaptation of Detailed Design and Technical Assistance during construction.

This project is included in the priority interventions of the International Northern Corridor, which envisages the optimization of the railway connection of central and northern Portugal with the rest of Europe, and thus warrant a more efficient freight transportation by rail and promote an increased national competitiveness.

It also aims at restoring the service level of railway passenger transport.

Modernization of the track extends over approximately 47 km of the Section between Covilhã and Guarda of the “Beira Baixa” Railway Line, taking into account mixed traffic and a design speed of 80-90 km/h.

This intervention aims to ensure:

Railway interoperability of the Corridor, at national and international level;

Remove constraints in terms of infrastructure;

Enable the circulation of 750 m-long trains.



Lx, 31 May 2016