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Adif Concluded 2022 with the Highest Investment in HSR Works in the Navarre Region. Here's All You Need to Know

Adif Concluded 2022 with the Highest Investment in HSR Works in the Navarre Region. Here's All You Need to Know
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02 / 01 / 2023

Adif Alta Velocidad has issued tenders for the Ebro viaduct works on the Castejón-Comarca de Pamplona section and plans to tender the platform works for the high-speed line in Navarre in 2023, specifically the Tafalla-Campanas section. Raquel Sánchez, the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, announced this during her visit to Navarre. The investment for the 700-meter Ebro viaduct is estimated at €68.3 million, with a design that minimizes impact on riverside vegetation and considers the special environmental conditions of the Natura Network area.

In 2023, Adif AV will tender another section connecting the high-speed railway to Navarre's Autonomous Region. The Tafalla-Campanas project (15.1 km), pending technical approval, is expected to be tendered by mid-next year, with an investment exceeding €240 million. The project includes three tunnels, a 540-meter viaduct, and a 3.5-kilometer section of the current Alsasua-Castejón line. Progress is also being made on the short connection with the Zaragoza-Logroño line at Castejón.

Investment in high-speed rail in Navarre has reached over €160 million since 2018, with 2022 seeing the largest investment of more than €60 million, doubling 2021's investment. New investments were announced during the signing of a general action protocol to construct a new railway bypass between Landaben and Arazuri-Orkoien industrial estates. This project will foster industrial development and access to rail logistics services.

The new 2 km route will restructure the area and facilitate Volkswagen factory growth by removing the barrier of the conventional Zaragoza-Alsasua line. Adif will provide technical support to the Government of Navarre during the project's development. The new line will be integrated into the General Interest Railway Network (RFIG), and upon completion, Adif will dismantle the current route within the Landaben industrial estate.

Minister Sánchez visited the Villafranca-Peralta section works, which are over 80% complete and will conclude in 2023, after a €75.7 million investment. This section is part of the Atlantic Corridor and runs through Villafranca, Marcilla, and Peralta.

Upon completion in 2023, four platform sections of the high-speed line in Navarre on the Castejón-Campanas route will be finished, concluding the Castejón-Olite route. Adif and Adif AV's actions in Navarre contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 9 and 15. The Ebro river viaduct and Tafalla-Campanas viaduct works receive European funding through the Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan, funded by the European Union - NextGenerationEU.