Adif has launched a tender for the modernisation and upgrade of the Madrid-Vicálvaro terminal, a project that will create additional capacity and will improve freight services and develop strategic Spanish logistics nodes for freight traffic in the Mediterranean and Atlantic corridors. The tendered works are expected to be completed in 14 months.
The tender worth EUR 38.3 million covers the 1.C phase relating to construction of a new intermodal area within the complex, the construction of four electrified tracks crossing the terminal from north to south. In this area special places will be designed for the storage of Intermodal Transport Units (UTI) handled by three automated rail-mounted gantry cranes (A-RMG) that will carry out the loading and unloading activities from train to truck and storage. Adif has already launched a EUR 18.9 million tender to acquire the new equipment to be introduced at the intermodal facility.
The contract includes the development and roads of the new intermodal zone, establishing a circuit for access, loading and unloading of trucks, access control and parking for heavy and light vehicles.
The Madrid-Vicálvaro freight terminal is part of its strategy to comprehensively develop the work of intermodal and logistics terminals mobilising an investment of EUR 300 million to answer traffic demand, and to efficiently manage the country’s freight terminal network. The activities under phase 1.A have been completed the four new tracks for the 740m-long trains and a new electronic interlocking in the southern technical facility of the railway terminal.
This first stage includes the technical management building and phase 1.D, which includes the construction of six new tracks as well as the extension of eight tracks in the southern facility, to allow freight trains with a length of 740 metres.Thus, with the completion of phase 1, the logistics node will have 18 tracks for 740 m trains.
The Madrid-Vicálvaro terminal is located at a strategic point on the logistics map of Spain which enhances the merchandise distribution network in the country, serving as a connection between the Mediterranean and Atlantic corridors, which provides a great potential.
The terminal is part of the strategic network of intermodal and logistics terminals promoted by Adif, which also includes Fuente de San Luis in Valencia, La Llagosta and Can Tunis (in Barcelona), Júndiz (Álava), Valladolid, Majarabique (Seville) and Plaza (Saragossa).Comprehensive modernisation actions will be carried out at these facilities in order to have large capacity and connections to the main transport networks and other infrastructures, such as ports and airports.