Alstom’s Atlas ERTMS Level 2 train control system entered commercial service on the Valladolid-León high-speed line in the north of Spain, after Adif’s successful tests and AESF approval.
This entry into service follows the 2014 contract from Adif, awarded to an Alstom-led consortium with Bombardier and Indra, to upgrade the Valladolid-León section with ERTMS Level 2 technology, including maintenance for a period of 20 years.
The Atlas ERTMS Level 2 is a digital signalling solution that allows trains to run at higher speeds without physical lineside signals. With Atlas, the Valladolid-León line will see an increase in safety and availability, as well as in train speed, with maximum speeds increasing from 200 km/h to 300 km/h. The resulting updated timetable will allow passengers to benefit from shorter journey times.
This is Alstom’s second ERTMS Level 2 signalling system commissioned in Spain, after Albacete-Alicante high-speed line.