Number 18, February 2019



  • Intense schedule of railway innovation activities and promotion

Mafex reports

  • Mafex publishes a positioning note to support railway R&D in order to improve competitiveness
  • Mafex prepares an intense activity schedule for 2019
  • 7th Mafex International Railway Convention
  • Everything ready for the second edition of Rail Live! in Bilbao
  • Mafex expands the number of partners with the incorporation of new companies
  • AGEX Group unveils its new facilities


  • Isaías Táboas, President of Renfe Operadora

Members news

  •  Alstom in Spain to supply 25 Citadis X05 trams for Athens
  • Alstom rewards Innovation developed by its Spanish teams
  • Bombardier will supply 19 regional trains with Spanish propulsion to France
  • Bombardier Sifang will supply 168 high-speed railway cars to China Railway Corp. (CRC)
  •  Ardanuy Ingenieria consolidates its International Presence over the last five years
  • Ardanuy Ingenieria: Over 850 Railway Projects in Spain
  • CAF designated by Metro Medellin for the refurbishment of 42 units
  • CAF consortium secures Aarramatta Light Rail contract in new south wales (Australia)
  • CAF Signalling has been awarded two new projects for the refurbishment of Centralised Traffic Control Systems (CTC) in Spain
  • CETEST´s tenth anniversary
  • COMSA to enhance the railway connection at the Port of Veracruz (Mexico)
  • ICON Multimedia improves travelles experience on Line 3 of Santiago de Chile
  • ICON Multimedia is recognised with the “SME of the Year” 2018 Award
  • La Farga restructures the eight Group’s trading companies under the La Farga Yourcoppersolutions brand
  • Together we go further
  • Ceit coordinates a Project that will bring a 15% reduction of maintenance costs
  • INGETEAM has consolidated its position on the Railways sector during 2018
  • SENER President, Jorge Sendagorta, receives the Honorary Member’s medal from the Spanish Institute of Engineering
  • Adif awards to Siemens Rail Automation the new railway traffic management systems for the Montcada Bifurcació station (Barcelona)
  • SYCE-ENYSE to supply new Interlockings to ADIF in the section Torrelavega Santander
  • Segula Technologies and Limmat Group join forces in predictive maintenance in the rail sector
  • Stadler Valencia obtains the new IRIS quality certificate based on ISO/TS 22163: 2017
  • The UK´s first tram-train enters service with Stadler vehicles
  • Public consultation regarding the feasibility study to underground the railway line at Lorca (Murcia)
  • TPF Getinsa-Euroestudios will perform the detailed design of the Amusco – Osorno section of the HSR line Palencia – Aguilar de Campoo
  • Low Carbon and Low Carbon Vanadium (LCV) R290V Grooved Rails: the best options for city transport network
  • Thales will present its new ‘smart’ Operational Control Centers at Rail Live 2019!
  • GMV to supply a video-surveillance and video-information system
  • Metrolink Dublin. Urban transport 4.0

Destination: Spain

  • A railway at the forefront with regard to technology and innovation
  • The pathway to a global logistics hub featuring new rail corridors
  • Urban mobility backing the railways in Spain
  • High-speed Rail: Spain, a power to spearhead the world
  • Fostering innovation: the differentiating value of a cutting-edge service
  • International expansion: Leading Spanish technology and top-level know-how

In Depth: Urban Intermodality

  • Urban intermodality: future of transport in cities is digital
  • Technology at the service of an integrated state-of-the-art mobility
  • Innovation: promotion of the cohesion of the different networks for full urban mobility
  • Some Mafex members with projects in urban intermodality


The Basque Country is committed to future mobility


  • Progress in energy storage for signalling and communications
  • The age of the digital customer
  • Spanish Engenieering, present in Akiem locomotives
  • Centralisation of intermodal transport within DENEVA
  • The future vagon: The intelligent wagon
  • More complete projects thanks to Implaser’s BIM signaling
  • Nanotec, new-generation composite
  • ETCS over TETRA, a reliable and proven solution