The Spanish railway industry conquers the world

THE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE ACQUIRED DURING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE OF THE MOST MODERN AND EXTENSIVE RAIL NETWORKS IN THE WORLD HAS OPENED THE DOORS TO ITS INDUSTRY IN MORE THAN 90 COUNTRIES.

The Spanish rail network is one of the most extensive and modern in the world. It integrates 3,200 high-speed kilometres and metro lines in the main cities: Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville and Valencia. These are joined by innovative light rail and tram systems in eleven other capitals (Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada, Jaen, Madrid, Murcia, Parla, Seville , Tenerife, Valencia, Vitoria and Zaragoza) as well as a complete national service of medium and suburban distances. In addition, it has one of the most advanced train fleets in the world, is at the forefront of ERTMS (1,900 kilometres) and has managed to overcome numerous engineering challenges. The construction of these avantgarde systems and their implementation process count on the latest advances in all fields (rolling stock, signalling, telecommunications, ticketing, etc.) and have incorporated into the market their own technological developments. The industry has developed solid know-how that is now demanded in countries spread over the five continents. Indeed almost 40% of the world’s major transport concessions are managed by Spanish firms who already boast a presence in more than 95 countries. In recent years, the country has become a global technological power, it is a benchmark in the sector and endowed with clear supremacy in the commissioning of new lines and the updating of existing ones. All this through the work of a highly competitive and professional and widely integrated industrial fabric. Their companies are present throughout the railway value chain, from the planning stage to the commissioning.