This project, part of the Atlantic branch of Priority Project 3 (High speed railway line Paris-Madrid) covers the section between Arrazua/Ubarrundia and Mondragón in the Basque Country in Spain. It supports the construction of the following high speed railway lines in the provinces of Álava and Guipúzcoa:
Due to the mountainous landscape of this region, the works include the construction of a series of viaducts and tunnels. The total length of the section is of 24.1 km - of which 4.5 km are viaducts and 9.8 km are tunnels.
This project will help improving the competitiveness of rail transport between Madrid and the cities located along the corridor (Valladolid, Burgos, Vitoria, Bilbao and San Sebastián). It also aims to substantially improve travel time along this line.
State of progress on 31 December 2011:
All activities have started. Part of the works on the section Arrazua/Ubarrundia-Legutiano has already been completed. The works on the remaining sections and sub-sections are in progress.
See our TEN-T project implementation successes section for more information.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
Percentage of EU support:
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This project was also looked at during the Mid-Term Review of the 2007-2013 TEN-T Multi-Annual Work Programme.
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Member States involved:
Start date: January 2007
End date: December 2013
Railway Infrastructure Administrator (ADIF)
Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project
European Commission, DG MOVE