Tag Archives: Santiago

Santiago track layout was changed at last moment, taking out ERTMS to improve travel times

The chairman of ADIF (Gonzalo Ferre) admits before the Spanish Congressional hearing that the initial project layout of the last stretch between Ferrol and Santiago originally was designed for ERTMS. Also,…

Spanish government mandates a committee to study safety in Spanish Rail Sector

The Spanish Ministry of Public Works announced yesterday that there will be a committee installed on Monday that will advise the government on how to improve safety in the Spanish…

Spanish Ministry puts ERTMS and signaling up for tender on Olmedo-Zamora

The Spanish Ministry of Public Works has announced today that it will put of for tendering the signalling and communications subsystem for the section Olmedo-Zamora High Speed Line – part…

RENFE asked to switch off ERTMS nearly nine months before the Santiago accident

RENFE asked its drivers in an internal message on the 20th of November of last year already to switch off ETCS because the usage of ERTMS has been causing delays…

ADIF already puts new ASFA balises in ERTMS transition areas

Engineers from the Spanish Infrastructure Manager ADIF have already stepped up their measures to enforces automatic speed reduction in so-called blind spots or dangerous areas. The measures include the placement…

ERTMS installed, but not used on Ourense-Santiago high speed line, says ADIF

Days after the tragic accident with the Alvia Class 130 train in Galicia, Spain, ADIF now recognizes that the six passenger trains that run on the High Speed Line between…

Santiago de Compostela accident: no ERTMS installed at site

Reports from ADIF suggest that on the location where accident with the RENFE Class 130 occured on Wednesday, was not equipped with ERTMS L1 (as is the case on the rest…