Adif has tendered a works contract to enable a new train parking line at Madrid Atocha station, a project estimated at 553,480 euros, as reported by the public company that promotes and manages the railway network.
The entity chaired by Isabel Pardo de Vera thus resumes the tenders with works aimed at adapting new spaces in Atocha with a view to liberalizing train transport and the entry of new competing Renfe operators.
The tender takes place after the government recently lifted the restriction that the declaration of the state of alarm imposed on the promotion and awarding of non-emergency works.
The project launched by Adif hora consists of reordering the station area that currently occupies the gauge changer that connects AVE tracks with conventional ones.
This changer will be out of use when the AVE tunnel connecting Atocha and Chamartín is put into service, and the space it makes available, once dismantled, will be used to install this train parking path, intended for new operators who enter network.
The contract, once awarded, has an execution period of three months, so the track could be ready by the time the train transport market opens in December.