Tunnel Bilbao (Spain)

Bilbao, Spain

edilon)(sedra HSTS

Location Bilbao, Spain

Project 
Olaveaga Tunnel. Bilbao-Balmaseda Line (freight and passenger trains)

Length
 240 m double track

Application
 2008

Rail profile
 1:20 inclination 60E1 rails

Details
 edilon)(sedra HSTS offers a significant reduction in construction height, which made the tunnel suitable for a catenary system. Can be installed both prefab and in-situ.

Target
 Electrification and refurbishment of tunnel by replacing old ballasted track by edilon)(sedra HSTS. Vertical gauge improvement by approximately 40 cm in order to apply postum catenary system. Accessibility for emergency vehicles. Short construction period.

Client 
FEVE. Spanish Railtrack Administration

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