edilon)(sedra recently renovated part of the rail track in Platform 5 of the railway station Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Since the construction in 1992 the ERS (Embedded Rail System) did not require any maintenance.
The rails at the tight curved approach and straight platform tracks needed to be renewed. The 1st phase of renovating 15 tracks started in June 2015 at Platform 5. The total track renovation was completed in a short Sunday shift, without any nuisance for the public or timetable.
Maintenance free system
The old station ‘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 by edilon)(sedra and connected the cities of Seville and Madrid.
With more than 20 years in service, ADIF never had to change rails or maintain the ERS system, which proves the extended lifetime of ERS rails and its maintenance-free feature. For more information please download the case Renovation Platform 5 Estación de Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.