HSL station Atocha Madrid, Spain

Location: ATOCHA HSL station in Madrid, Spain

Rail track system installed: edilon)(sedra Corkelast® ERS (Embedded Rail System)

Rail profile: 54E1

Target: Durable, safe and easy to clean rail tracks

Client: ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias)

Maintenance-free feature

The old Estación de Atocha (now called Estación de Madrid-Puerta de Atocha) is one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Madrid. The first high-speed line in Spain was built in 1992 and connected the city of Seville with Madrid.

With more than 20 years in service, ADIF never had to maintain the Corkelast® ERS system, which proves the extended lifetime of the rails and its maintenance-free feature.

Station extension

The future underground station La Estación Pasante Subterranea, will allow to operate the UIC tunnel that connects Atocha with Chamartin station. This connection will allow high-speed trains from the North of Spain to reach the South of the country without the need for passengers to make transfers.

Both Atocha and Chamartin station are going to be extended to increase its capacity. The future Atocha and Chamartín stations will function as single railway macro-infrastructure designed to promote high speed. “One station, two terminals”

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