High Speed Train between Madrid-Barcelona-French border
Construction Date: 2013
Geolocation: Madrid-Barcelona-French border (Spain)
This high speed railway line has a total length of 804 kilometres, and connects Madrid with the four provincial capitals in Catalonia. The most complex section runs between the stations of Sants and La Sagrera within the city of Barcelona.
5.6 km of tunnel were built under the Eixample area of Barcelona, using a tunnel-boring machine and passing next to the Sagrada Familia cathedral. Critical safety measures have been used to protect the site, using terrain consolidation and reinforced concrete screens. Works are being carried out on the line and on the line terminal area. The estimated total amounts to 238.61 million euros.