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Construction of the second section of the south railway access to PortCastelló begins

27 November 2023

Desbroce tramo II accesos ferroviarios

Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif) has today started clearing work on the second section of the south railway access to the Port of Castellon after the certificate of commencement was signed last Friday by Adif and the contractor.

This section is to be built by the Contratas Vilo and Acsa consortium with investment coming to €51,602,345 plus VAT. The completion period is 28 months. The initial works consist of preparing the land to construct the railway platform on this 3.6-kilometre section which will run between the future intermodal station and the South Dock at PortCastelló.

The start of this project comes in addition to construction of section I of the access which is already underway and covers a length of 4.7 kilometres. It means all the work will now be in progress on the railway accesses which are to connect the Port of Castellon with the Mediterranean corridor over 8.3 kilometres in total. These are single-track, electrified, mixed-gauge tracks for freight trains up to 750 m long to enter the port.

The Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon, Rubén Ibáñez, pointed out that “this is a railway project exclusively for freight trains which will drive PortCastelló’s connectivity and unlock this area as a logistics hub.” He added that the access “will be a major breakthrough for our port and are the outcome of Adif’s hard work and efforts, the arrival of European funds and the Port Authority’s input.”

The rail accesses to the Port of Castellon are the largest investment project ever in Castellon province. This production infrastructure which will generate jobs and wealth in the surrounding area and make the Port of Castellon and the businesses operating in it more competitive.

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