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EU support helps high speed rail travel in northern Spain

Creation date: January 17, 2013

The European Union will co-finance with €5 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to construct nearly 8 km of high speed railway track bed near Valladolid. The project, which is part of TEN-T Priority Project 3 (High speed railway axis of southwest Europe), will bring considerable benefits to rail traffic in the area.


The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will support construction work of almost 8 km of high speed railway track bed in two connections at the Venta de Banos junction – serving the Valladolid-Burgos and the Leon-Palencia-Burgos lines.


The works covered by the project include construction of both double and single track stretches of railway line, in addition to two viaducts. Once complete, the project will help reduce travelling time for passenger and increase both the capacity and frequency of railway traffic using the route.


The project is set to be completed by the end of 2014.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



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