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Adif continues the repair and improvement works on the railway infrastructure of the Riquelme-Torre Pacheco section (Murcia) (13/03/2020)

Along 18 km of the line that connects to Cartagena, a comprehensive action is carried out with repair works on the platform, embankments, track, drainage systems and facilities, damaged during the floods of last September

Currently, the preliminary phase has begun to proceed with the placement of seven transverse drainage frames between Riquelme-Sucina and Torre Pacheco.

The works are carried out at night and do not imply restrictions on rail traffic

Adif continues with the repair and improvement works of the railway infrastructure of the Riquelme-Sucina and Torre Pacheco section (18 km), located on the line that connects the Murcian capital with Cartagena.

The action phase corresponding to urgent measures aimed at reestablishing rail traffic - interrupted as a result of the floods that registered the area last September - has already concluded, in which work was carried out to replace the damaged railway line. , guarding, conditioning of the platform and placement of previously assembled track segments.

Actions are currently being carried out -both during the daytime and at nighttime- so as not to provoke restrictions on rail traffic, whose main objective is to improve the railway line and its drainage capacity.

The most outstanding actions are focused on the section between Riquelme-Sucina and Torre Pacheco, and are the following:

Cleaning, restitution, opening and expansion of existing longitudinal and transverse drainage works.

In the mentioned section, 7 reinforced concrete frames will be placed between pp.


498/690 and 502/325 in order to expand the drainage capacity.

Placement of piers attached to the slopes of the railway platform to protect it against water circulation.

Renewal of service roads and perimeter fencing of the road.

Replacement and protection of signaling, security and communications cables affected by the storm.

The investment in the recovery and improvement works on the line exceeds 1.57 million euros (VAT included), given the scale of the damage suffered.

The works involve an action both in the infrastructure (embankments and drainage works), as well as in the superstructure (road, and signaling, security and communications facilities) and their corresponding adaptation in anticipation of risks derived from future inclement weather.

Source: Adif

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