- The new section will run for 17.7 kilometers through the municipalities of Murcia and Torre Pacheco
ADIF Alta Velocidad has awarded the construction of the Riquelme-Torre Pacheco section of the Murcia-Cartagena line to the joint venture (UTE) between ACCIONA (60%)-Azvi (40%). The contract has a value of 130 million euros and a completion period of 36 months.
The new section will run for 17.7 kilometers through the municipalities of Murcia and Torre Pacheco, in the province of Murcia, and will define a new high-speed double-track platform in standard gauge parallel to the existing Chinchilla-Cartagena line in conventional gauge.
The works include seven viaducts, 12 overpasses and one underpass, as well as additional expansion and modification works at the Balsicas-Mar Menor and Torre-Pacheco stations and on the existing line.
These works contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 9, which includes the development of reliable, sustainable and high-quality infrastructure. The project is financed by the European Union through the NextGenerationEU fund.
ACCIONA has extensive experience in this type of work, having carried out similar works for Adif in the past and currently executing similar contracts, such as the undergrounding of Murcia station, or the Lorca-Pulpí and Pulpí-Vera sections of the AVE (high-speed train).