EU helping to improve Iberia’s rail connections
The EU's TEN-T programme is to spend EUR 400,000 on technical studies for the improvement of cross-border railway infrastructure in Portugal and Spain. The project will contribute to the development of transport services between both countries and the rest of Europe.
In addition, the scheme will deliver a set of technical norms in the field of catenary, electromagnetic compatibility, signalling and track. The new standards will support the implementation of an interoperable railway infrastructure of one track with three rails, to allow both standard and Iberian gauge trains to run on the same route. The project's findings will aid the preparation of detailed design ahead of construction work. (ben)