Successful start-up of the new L300 commuter line linking La Encina and Xàtiva
CAF Signalling has launched the new L300 line for the Valencia commuter train, a single-track line between La Encina and Xàtiva, which has also undergone a renewal of all signalling.
The inauguration of the commissioning was presided over in a solemn ceremony by the acting Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez Jiménez, accompanied by other authorities such as the president of ADIF, María Luisa Domínguez, and the General Director of Conservation and Maintenance at ADIF, Ángel Contreras.
The new single-track line, which covers a total of 56 kilometres, diverts the traffic that until now circulated on the double track between La Encina and Xàtiva, which in the future will be upgraded to international gauge as a new section of the Mediterranean Corridor.
The works developed by CAF Signalling for ADIF include the installation of five new Quasar Q4e interlockings, four Object Controllers and two Q4e Blocking Controllers, as well as LED type signals, ASFA Digital and with train detection system based on Axle Counters.
At the beginning of this year, the section of the line between La Parilla and L'Alcudia was released for the training of train drivers, and with this inauguration, the complete section has been definitively put into commercial service. In the next stages, CAF Signalling will equip this section with ERMTS N1 and will continue with the renovation of interlockings from Pobla Llarga to Alfafar, which will block the stations of Valencia Nord and Valencia Fuente San Luis.
"The commissioning of this new line modernizes the commuter rail network of the Valencian Community with cutting-edge technology and is a step closer to that great milestone that will be the Mediterranean corridor. Participating in a project of this magnitude and adapting to its complexities demonstrates the exponential growth of CAF Signalling, both in terms of the magnitude of projects and the excellent technical capacity of our professional team", says Frédéric Charlemagne, CAF Signalling's Operations Director.