Ferrovial Agroman, a construction subsidiary of Ferrovial, has been awarded a contract to build the Padornelo Tunnel-Lubián section of the Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway line, for US$143M. This section of line, which is 7.6 kilometers long and will have a single-track 8.5m wide bed, crosses the Requejo and Lubián municipalities, in Zamora province.
The project includes the construction of the 6.4km long right hand tube of the Pardonelo Tunnel and cross passages connecting with the existing tunnel, which will be upgraded as part of a different project. Ferrovial Agroman will also build the Leira viaduct (168m long) and the Pedro viaduct (295m long), both for the right-hand track. This project will be completed by the end of 2015.
This section is part of the 99km route between Puebla de Sanabria (Zamora) and Orense (Galicia) and is one of the most complex segments of the Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway line because of the area’s rugged terrain.