Thales ERTMS technology in tests on the Pedralba de la Pradería-Ourense section

Adif  Alta Velocidad is conducting journeys with trains at maximum speed as part of the testing phase of the ERTMS security system for the Pedralba de la Pradería (Zamora) -Ourense section, corresponding to the Madrid-Galicia high-speed line.

During these tests the trains reache the maximum speeds allowed in the section, 300 km / h, and include pursuit routes, with two trains circulating on the same track and in the same direction, maintaining the safety distance that marks the railway operation, as well as circulations in parallel, in the same direction and in the opposite direction (crossings).

The tests are carried out on both tracks and in both directions between Sanabria AV and Ourense, a section of about 128 kilometers, and are carried out at night in order not to interfere with the commercial rail service in the Sanabria-Pedralba and Taboadela-Ourense sections.