Alstom has signed a €53 million (approx £48m) contract with the Spanish railway infrastructure authority Adif, in a consortium with Indra and Constructora San Jos.
They will supply and install the safety and security systems for the twelve tunnels in the 49km long Pajares Bypass high-speed connection.
The Pajares Bypass joins the municipalities of La Robla (León) and Pola de Lena (Asturias), is part of the future León – Asturias High-Speed Line (LAV).
This will greatly improve the railway connection between Madrid and the North of Spain.
The project will include a 25-kilometre bi-directional tunnel that will allow trains to cross the Cantabrian Mountains at high speed.
Alstom will provide the ventilation and firefighting systems, fire doors, emergency radio and gas detection, along with the power supply for the entire system.
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