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An Asset of Cultural Interest

Creating a new terminal with three passenger tracks and improvement of two freight tracks, as well as restoring the building constructed in 1928 to be converted into a hotel.

The station, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2002, is a symbol of the railway history of Spain and France thanks to the international line that connected both countries during the 20th century. It was inaugurated by Alfonso XIII in 1928 and was in operation until 1970.

The project included:

  • Restoration of the 1928 building for conversion into a luxury hotel with more than 100 rooms.
  • Creation of a new terminal with three passenger tracks and a usable area of more than 950 m2.
  • Upgrading of two additional 1.6-kilometre-long freight tracks.
  • Urbanisation of the 13-hectare area for housing, shops and hotel services, maintaining the same railway aesthetics.


  • Location: Canfranc, Huesca, Spain.
  • Contract type: Construction.
  • Infrastructure:
    • Comprehensive rehabilitation of the building, the hard landscaping of the plaza and works to enable railway operations, which includes construction of a new train station and a new rail yard.
    • An area for railway operations covering a total area of 63,850 m2.
    • Canfranc International Station will become a leisure and restaurant complex, including a hotel to be operated for a 69 year period.
  • Project value: 27 million euros.
  • Year of project completion: 2019


  • Historic Restoration: Extensive restoration has been carried out to preserve the architectural authenticity of the station, highlighting its original elements.
  • Modern Infrastructure: The station now has modern infrastructure to ensure an efficient service aligned with contemporary standards.
  • International Connection: The station is consolidated as a strategic point in international transport networks, facilitating connectivity between different destinations.
  • Sustainability: Sustainable practices have been implemented to minimise environmental impact and promote a more environmentally friendly environment.

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