We present you our September issue which this time, how could it be otherwise, it incorporates a special mention to the participation of Spain in the fair Innotrans 2016, with information on the news that Spanish railway companies will present at the fair in the 2,300 square meters coordinated by Mafex.
On the other hand, Martina Werner, member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament, is the main carácter of this issue, who has led the recent approval of the European Parliament’s resolution for the Competitiveness of the European Railway Industry.
Under this European framework, the section In Depth is dedicated to the European rail traffic management system and the key role of Spanish companies in the development of ERTMS, who have implanted over 5,000 kilometres in service around the world.
The section Destination is focused on northern European markets, particularly in the Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Four countries with a high level of railway development whose national transport plans prioritize both urban and interurban railway investments.
In addition, we share an update on the activities that Mafex has been carrying out in recent months. In this sense, the celebration of the XIV General Meeting of the Association deserves special attention since the new additions to the association were presented: Turnkey Caf & Engineering, Comsa Corporation, Newtek Sólidos and Pretensados del Norte. Also, we must highlight the conference on urban public transport systems that hosted 12 major urban systems in the world and more than 70 Spanish professionals.
As in every issue, the section Members News includes up to 17 news and contracts awarded in recent months to Spanish companies, such as the provision of self-service machines for two lines of the Metro de Santiago de Chile, quality and safety audit services in the construction of the Eastern corridor of India, the technical and legal “due diligence” of the tram of Almaty or the design, construction and commissioning of the new High Speed line from London to Birmingham, among others.
Finally, we hope that this issue will be of interest and that we see each other at Innotrans.
Please come and stop by our booth! Hall 22 – Stand 704