Works on new Sines - Spain railway starts

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 11-09-2019 12:27:00 · 0 Comments
Works on new Sines - Spain railway starts

The construction phase of the Freixo/Alandroal section of railway for the International Southern Corridor, which will connect the Port of Sines to the Spanish border near Elvas, will start on Thursday, with the installation of the construction site.

An official source for infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) told Lusa on Wednesday that the construction of the site followed the signing of the consignment note, the ceremony for which is scheduled for this afternoon in Alandroal, in the district of Évora.

The ceremony "is the formal act of the beginning of the works", the source said, noting that, after the signing of the consignment note, the yard will be set up and "the works on the ground begin after this preparatory phase".

According to IP, the contract for the construction of the Freixo/Alandroal railway section, costing €74.7 million, was signed in April this year with MOTA-ENGIL, Engenharia e Construção, S.A..

IP added that the 20.5 km long Freixo/Alandroal section is the first of three projects that make up the new route of the Évora Line: Évora Norte/Freixo, Freixo/Alandroal and Alandroal/Linha do Leste.

The Évora Norte/Freixo section, near Redondo, also 20.5 kilometres long, was awarded on 11 February for €46.6 million and an execution period of 540 days.

"The new section of the Évora Line, consisting of the Évora Norte/Freixo, Freixo/Alandroal and Alandroal/Linha do Leste sections, will have a total length of about 100 kilometers, 80 of which will be new construction, with single electrified track (25 kV-50 Hz) on a platform for double track, ballasted with UIC60 rail and polyvalent concrete sleepers (prepared to receive the European gauge)," explained IP earlier.

In addition, five bridges will be built (with lengths ranging from 148 metres to 664 metres) and four railway viaducts (between 310 and 614 metres in length), as well as 16 under and overpasses.


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