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Funded by the EU - NextGenerationEU | Locomotives

May 27 2024

Funded by the EU - NextGenerationEU | Locomotives

The company MEDWAY Operador Ferroviario de Mercadorias SA Sucursal España S.A. has received funding from the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, financed by the European Union - NextGenerationEU, in order to develop investment projects within different lines of action, in compliance with the specific objectives included in investment 4 of component 6 of the PRTR: Interoperability in rail freight transport; Promotion of transport intermodality; Modernisation of rail freight material; Safe, sustainable and connected road transport; Sustainability of maritime and air transport and Digitalisation of transport. 

Thanks to this funding, the project ‘Acquisition of Iberian gauge electric locomotives for interoperable circulation between Spain and Portugal’ is being implemented within Action Line 3. Modernisation of freight railway equipment, Measure M6: Actions to support the renewal or adaptation of railway traction equipment with other equipment using alternative fuels such as hydrogen or electricity, for the acquisition of electric freight locomotives, electric freight locomotives, dual electric freight locomotives equipped with hydrogen batteries, remotorisation or adaptation of engines powered by diesel fuel to others powered by electricity and/or hydrogen operating on the rail network of general interest (RFIG): Main line diesel locomotives and shunting diesel locomotives/tractor-trailers; with the aim of acquiring 8 EURO 6000 electric locomotives, Iberian gauge, approved for circulation in Spain and with pre-installation to install a TCS-STM Convel for circulation with Portugal, thus obtaining interoperability, with a bankable budget of 41. 136.000,00 €. The project runs from July 2022 to December 2025.

Link to the political priorities of the European Union: https://commission.europa.eu/strategy-and-policy/priorities-2019-2024_es

 

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