The Spanish know how present in the HS2 project

Dear Friends,

We end the year with our issue number 9 dedicated to one of the largest High Speed projects in progress in the world: the UK’s HS2, in which Spanish railway know-how is very present.

In addition, Iñaki Barrón, Director of Passengers and High Speed of the International Union of Railways (UIC), shares with us the fundamental role that this organization has developed in its nearly 100 years of existence, on issues such as interoperability, liberalization of the sector and freight corridors in Europe.

The section Destination is dedicated to the Chilean railway system, which is expected to develop significantly by 2020. According to the latest Master Plan, it is expected that by that year the number of passengers transported will be tripled and the volume of cargo doubled. A country to which a delegation of Mafex companies recently travelled. This is included in our section Mafex Informa.

In addition, in this same section, we summarize the presence of Mafex and the Spanish industry in Innotrans, and we include details regarding the delegations to Peru, Sweden, Denmark and the Study Mission to Israel that the Association organized during the last quarter of the year.

Also, as in each issue, in the section News Partners, you can consult up to 18 news and contracts awarded in recent months to Spanish companies, and in the section Innovation you will find 6 interesting articles addressing technological innovations recently developed by Mafex members. Under this same section, the article dedicated to the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) deserves special attention, which puts in value the investment in research, development and innovation activities carried out by the Spanish industry during the last decades, as well as the fundamental role that this agency has played in R & D & i in the Spanish railway sector.

Once again, we trust that reading this publication is of interest for you and we take the opportunity to wish you a happy holiday and a successful 2017.