Category Archives: Spain

ERTMS News items related to Spain

ADIF_hearing

Santiago track layout was changed at last moment, taking out ERTMS to improve travel times

The chairman of ADIF (Gonzalo Ferre) admits before the Spanish Congressional hearing that the initial project layout of the last stretch between Ferrol and Santiago originally was designed for ERTMS. Also,…

RENFE trains in Madrid

ERTMS L2 on Madrid-Valencia stretch put in operation early

In a surpising news item published in Spanish newspaper ABC and regional newspapers as well it was announced that due to succesful intermediate results in the homologation of ERTMS L2 between Madrid…

Spanish Ad-Hoc committee to investigate signalling state in Spain forms.

The committee that was mandated by the Spanish government on Sunday and who already had its first meeting, is just one of two committees that is investigation the current state…

DMI ETCS transition Spain

Spanish government mandates a committee to study safety in Spanish Rail Sector

The Spanish Ministry of Public Works announced yesterday that there will be a committee installed on Monday that will advise the government on how to improve safety in the Spanish…

RENFE internal communique about ERTMS

RENFE asked to switch off ERTMS nearly nine months before the Santiago accident

RENFE asked its drivers in an internal message on the 20th of November of last year already to switch off ETCS because the usage of ERTMS has been causing delays…

Sign in Santiago curve for new speed reduction

ADIF already puts new ASFA balises in ERTMS transition areas

Engineers from the Spanish Infrastructure Manager ADIF have already stepped up their measures to enforces automatic speed reduction in so-called blind spots or dangerous areas. The measures include the placement…

Accident Santiago

RENFE elaborates on ERTMS L1 problems with Alvia between Ourense and Santiago

President of RENFE, Julio Gómez-Pomar, elaborated on the ERTMS problems of Alvia. He says that “on the hybrid trains S730 (formerly S130) we started to install the more advanced version…

Alvia Santiago

Train-track integration problems caused ERTMS to be inactive on Ourense-Santiago High Speed Line

Soon after the news had emerged that ERTMS was installed, but not operational on the High Speed Line from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela, ADIF confirmed that ERTMS had not…

Adif

ERTMS installed, but not used on Ourense-Santiago high speed line, says ADIF

Days after the tragic accident with the Alvia Class 130 train in Galicia, Spain, ADIF now recognizes that the six passenger trains that run on the High Speed Line between…

Santiago crash site

Santiago de Compostela accident: no ERTMS installed at site

Reports from ADIF suggest that on the location where accident with the RENFE Class 130 occured on Wednesday, was not equipped with ERTMS L1 (as is the case on the rest…