Electrén will improve the Venta de Baños-Palencia-Santander line
Electrén has been awarded the contract for the renovation of the catenary of the Bárcena – Torrelavega section of the Palencia – Santander line. This route of over 20 km completes the railway electrification infrastructure improvements in the section between Mataporquera and Santander pertaining to said line. Our company worked on the first phase of renewal and improvement of the line, completing the Torrelavega-Santander section and renewing the stations of Venta de Baños and Palencia.
The accumulated experience, together with the availability of high performance catenary renewal trains, allow the work to take place with an intensive nocturnal schedule, without affecting normal movement of trains, minimizing the expense of improving the facilities.
A certain degree of difficulty is expected in determined railway sections and tunnels due to the Cantabrian terrain, where some areas close to the Besaya river have complex access points. Electrén has, on numerous occasions, demonstrated its ability to complete work as complex as this, such as the Guadarrama tunnel on the High Speed Line Madrid-Segovia.