High Speed Line Córdoba-Málaga
In November 2004, the Consortium Invensys Rail Dimetronic-Alcatel was awarded with a contract for the “Project, works and maintenance of the interlocking, train protection systems, telecommunications, GSM-R moving radio system and associated elements for the High Speed Line (HSL) Córdoba-Málaga. Phase 1: Córdoba-Bobadilla. Phase 2: Bobadilla-Los Prados. Phase 3: Los Prados-Málaga”. This 155 Km length project is the extension to Málaga of the existing Madrid – Sevilla High Speed Line.
Within the total contract, Invensys Rail Dimetronic is responsible for the design, installation, tests and commissioning of the systems below:
- LED wayside signals.
FS3000 audio-frequency Jointless Track Circuits.
- ERTMS level 1.
- ERTMS level 2.
- ASFA, national ATS.
CTC/CRC and associated elements.
Invensys Rail Dimetronic’s scope above includes day-night functionality for the wayside signals and full compatibility of the JTCs with the 25 KV overhead electrification system.
The ERTMS train protection system includes Level 2 through the installation of 4 Radio Block Centres RBCs, Level 1 with centralised Line Equipment Units LEUs plus Invensys Rail Dimetronic’s traditional ASFA train stop system. 4 on board equipment are also included, along with the Central Control Post for ERTMS, where command operations take place and real time Temporary Speed Restrictions may be established in the line.
Also within Invensys Rail Dimetronic’s scope is the Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) system, that can be established either at the existing CTC at Atocha’s station in Madrid or at the new CRC at Córdoba.