Infrastructures and stations

European Funding

Conventional Lines

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During the period 2014 - 2020 the following will be co-financed:



European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

By the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the O.P. for Sustainable Growth, Thematic Objective 7: Sustainable transport, assigns estimated funding amounting to 704 million Euros for the following actions:


Atlantic Corridor. Improvement/Adaptation to TEN-T standards of the Madrid-Córdoba-Algeciras section.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €836.2 Million
  • ERDF funding (millions of Euros)
    €422.7 Million

Basic and global network. Madrid-Seville line. Construction of new sections for mixed traffic.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €258.6 Million
  • ERDF funding (millions of Euros)
    €117.6 Million

Basic network. Sevilla-Cádiz line for mixed traffic. Installation of the ERTMS safety system.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €65.0 Million
  • ERDF funding (millions of Euros)
    €29.6 Million

Basic network. Atlantic Hub. A Coruña-Santiago de Compostela section.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €159.3 Million
  • ERDF funding (millions of Euros)
    €72.4 Million

Atlantic Corridor: Illescas-La Calzada de Oropesa section. Renewal and signalling on the current mixed traffic line.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €78.5 Million
  • ERDF funding (millions of Euros)
    €35.7 Million

Basic Network. Railway access to the Port of Seville.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €25.0 Million
  • ERDF funding (millions of Euros)
    €11.4 Million

Global network. Access to the Port of Sagunto.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €40.0 Million
  • ERDF funding (millions of Euros)
    €11.4 Million

Córdoba Commuter Train. Construction of two new stations and the adaptation of platforms for the provision of a new service in three existing stations.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €7.0 Million
  • ERDF funding (millions of Euros)
    €3.2 Million

By the "Connecting Europe Facility" (CEF)

By the "Connecting Europe Facility" (CEF) with funding estimated at 85.6 million Euros for the following actions:


Improvements to station accessibility.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €5.5 Million.
  • CEF funding (millions of Euros)
    €1.4 Million

Atlantic Corridor. Electrification of Medina del Campo-Salamanca-Fuentes de Oñoro.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €59.3 Million.
  • CEF funding (millions of Euros)
    €19.6 Million

Mediterranean Corridor Almussafes-Valencia section. Adaptation to UIC gauge.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €50.4 Million.
  • CEF funding (millions of Euros)
    €16.7 Million

Mediterranean Corridor. Railway access to the Port of Barcelona.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €58.9 Million.
  • CEF funding (millions of Euros)
    €14.6 Million

Mediterranean Corridor. Algeciras-Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona section. Madrid-Vicálvaro. Studies.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €2.9 Million.
  • CEF funding (millions of Euros)
    €1.2 Million

Mediterranean Corridor. ERTMS Barcelona Commuter Train.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €12.6 Million.
  • CEF funding (millions of Euros)
    €5.2 Million

Atlantic Corridor (Madrid-Valladolid Section) and Mediterranean Corridor (Madrid-Barcelona Section). ERTMS Migration 2.3.0.d Phase II.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €0.6 Million.
  • CEF funding (millions of Euros)
    €0.2 Million

Atlantic Corridor. Bergara-San Sebastián-Bayonne section. Astigarraga-Irún adaptation to UIC gauge.


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €79.2 Million.
  • CEF funding (millions of Euros)
    €26.2 Million

Mediterranean Corridor. La Llagosta Terminal. Studies


  • Estimated investment VAT incl. (millions of Euros)
    €1.3 Million.
  • CEF funding (millions of Euros)
    €0.5 Million

Co-financed during the period 2007 - 2013:


  • By the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the O.P for Asturias, refurbishment and modernisation of the overhead power lines on the Oviedo-Gijón conventional line with funding amounting to 3.2 million Euros; in the O.P. for Extremadura, a number of assistance actions, track renewal on the San Vicente de Alcántara-Valencia de Alcántara line and on the Zafra-Llerena line, elimination of level crossings on the Madrid-Valencia de Alcántara line and on the Mérida-Zafra-Seville (Los Rosales) line with funding amounting to 9 million Euros; and in the O.P. for Murcia, rebuilding work on the Lorca-Sutullena station and the part affected by floods on the Lorca-Almendricos line with funding amounting to 5.5 million Euros.
  • By RTE-T (Trans-European Transport Networks), estimated funding of 22.1 million Euros, broken down as follows: Supply of materials, track, electrification and security facilities on the Castellbisbal-Vilaseca section of the Mediterranean Corridor (6.1 million Euros); studies and works related to infrastructure, track, electrification and facilities on the Astigarraga-Irún section (5 million Euros); UIC gauge adaptation works on the Gerona Goods-Figueras New Line on the Barcelona-France line (6.2 million Euros); electrification of the Medina del Campo-Salamanca line (3.9 million Euros); track and facilities on the Bobadilla-Algeciras line. San Roque Goods (0.5 million Euros) and studies and projects for the Valencia Fuente de San Luis and Vicálvaro logistics centres (0.4 million Euros).

Co-financed until 2006:


  • By the Cohesion Fund, the goods branch line to the Port of Barcelona with funding amounting to 40.5 million Euros.
  • By the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), railway work on stations, infrastructure, tracks, electrification facilities, safety and communications, level crossings, bridges and tunnels with funding amounting to 442 million euros.
    The breakdown by Autonomous Region for the 2000-2006 period is as follows: Galicia 127.0; Extremadura 75.2; Murcia 68.3; Andalusia 66.8; Valencian Community 37.6; Castile-León 35.5; and Asturias 20.9 million Euros.
  • TEN-T funding amounting to 2.2 million Euros.

Metric gauge lines

Co-financed until 2006:


  • By the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with funding amounting to 68.2 million Euros.

Co-financed during the period 2007 - 2013:


  • Various actions on metric gauge lines including electrification and automation of level crossings, with funding amounting to 11.4 million Euros.

(Data as of 31 December 2016)



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The European Investment Bank (EIB) is collaborating in the funding of conventional and metric gauge lines.



Main activities co-financed by the ERDF during the 2000-2006 period on Conventional Lines:

ANDALUSIA Operational Programme:

Track refurbishment work on the Fuente Piedra-Granada line, and the Antequera-Loja subsections and K.P. 119/500 to Granada and on the Cordoba-Bélmez and Almorchón-Bélmez sections of the Cordoba-Almorchón line. Modernisation of the safety, signalling and traffic control facilities on the Cordoba-Bobadilla-Antequera and Bobadilla-Granada sections and the Las Maravillas-Algeciras junction, all on the Cordoba-Málaga line.

Installation of perimeter fencing on the branch line, and acoustic screening on the Seville Commuter Train.

Actions on the Córdoba-Málaga High Speed Line.


ASTURIAS Operational Programme:

Construction of the new Llamaquique station, located in the city centre of Oviedo, and the new La Corredoria station and car park (Oviedo).


CASTILE-LEÓN Operational Programme:

Track renewal works, route improvement and track-bed adaptation, elimination of level crossings, construction of overpasses and connecting paths on the Medina del Campo – Salamanca – Fuentes de Oñoro line, between K.P. 5/000 and 76/000, passing through the districts of El Campillo, Brahojos de Medina, El Carpio and Fresno el Viejo in the province of Valladolid, and the district of Cantalpino in the province of Salamanca. Remodelling of Gomeznarro Station and straightening of the bend at Ataquines Station.

Renewal of safety, signalling, traffic control, communications and power supply facilities, on the Medina-Salamanca and Salamanca-Fuentes de Oñoro lines, introducing a Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) system and adapting the existing electrical interlocks to travel at a speed of 220 kph.


COMMUNITY OF VALENCIA Operational Programme:

Renewal work on safety, signalling, traffic control, communications and electricity supply facilities has been completed on the Alicante– Murcia Commuter Train.

On the Mediterranean Corridor, improvements to the overhead power line facilities have been completed on the Cabañal – Sagunto and Fuente Higuera – Játiva sections, as well as on the Silla – Gandia and Valencia – La Encina sections.

Ballast purging work has been completed on the Utiel – Valencia section, with the addition of ballast, levelling and alignment of the tracks in the affected areas.


EXTREMADURA Operational Programme:

Track renewal, replacement of track devices, route improvement and track-bed adaptation, elimination of level crossings, construction of overpasses and underpasses, and refurbishment of platforms at the stations on the Ciudad Real-Badajoz, line, on the Castuera-Villanueva de la Serena-Guareña-Mérida subsections, with special mention for those in the districts of Guareña, Villagonzado, Villanueva de la Serena and Medellín as well as the elimination of level crossings in the districts of Mengabri, Campanario and Magacela.

Track renewal, route improvement and adaptation of the track bed on the Madrid-Cáceres-Valencia de Alcántara line, on the Arroyo de Malpartida-Herreruela-San Vicente de Alcántara subsections.

Track renewal, replacement of track devices, route improvement and track-bed adaptation, and refurbishment of platforms on the Mérida-Zafra-Fregenal de la Sierra line, on the Mérida-Almendralejo-Zafra-Fregenal de la Sierra subsections, with special mention for those at the Calamonte, Almendralejo Villafranca de los Barros, Zafra and Los Santos de Maimona stations.

Renewal of safety, signalling and traffic control, communications and power supply facilities, on the Mérida-Zafra sections on the Mérida- Zafra-Los Rosales line, and the Mérida-Villanueva de la Serena section on the Ciudad Real-Badajoz line, as well as the modification of signalling and track facilities on the Monfragüe and Plasencia by-pass.


GALICIA Operational Programme:

Track renewal, route improvement and track-bed adaptation on the Monforte de Lemos-Lugo-Betanzos-A Coruña-Ferrol line, on the Sarria-Lugo-Parga-Curtis, Betanzos-A Coruña and Betanzos-Ferrol subsections, and on the Monforte de Lemos-Ourense line, on the Monforte de Lemos-Caníbal subsection.

 Renewal and improvement of safety, signalling, traffic control, communications and power supply facilities on the Monforte de Lemos-Ourense-Santiago de Compostela-A Coruña line on the Monforte de Lemos-Ourense-Santiago de Compostela-Ordes sections, as well as on the Parga-Curtis, Monforte-A Coruña and Betanzos-Ferrol sections, on the Monforte de Lemos-Lugo-Betanzos-A Coruña-Ferrol line.

 Construction of the building, infrastructure and shunting yard in the new Lugo freight terminal, as well as the construction of a transport logistics centre (1st phase) in Monforte de Lemos.


MURCIA REGION Operational Programme:

Track renewal, route improvement, track-bed adaptation, elimination and protection of level crossings, construction of overpasses and underpasses, exterior station fencing, urban integration of the works and landscape treatment in the area surrounding the Chinchilla-Cartagena line, on the Cieza-Jabalí Nuevo subsection (with special mention for the work completed at the Blanca Abarán, Archena Fortuna, Lorquí Ceutí, Alguazas and Las Torres de Cotillas stations) and on the Alquerías-Cartagena subsection (with special mention for the work completed at the Apeadero de Canteras, Riquelme Sucina, Balsicas San Javier, Torrepacheco, La Palma stations).

 Double-track works on the Totana-Lorca, Alhama-Totana and Sangonera-Librilla sections on the Murcia-Almendricos line, for adaptation to the high-speed line.

Renewal of safety, signalling, traffic control, communications, fibre optic wiring and underground power supply facilities on the Cercanías Murcia-Alicante line, on the Alicante-Murcia Mercancías section and the Los Ramos-Alquerias new line, as well as on the Chinchilla-Cartagena line (with special mention for the work completed at the Pozo Cañada, Navajuelos, Hellín, Calasparra, Cieza, Blanca Abarán, Alguazas Molina, Riquelme Sucina, Balsicas del Mar Menor, Cartagena and Escombreras stations).