> PERSONALITIES FROM DIFFERENT ADMINISTRATIONS VISIT THE IMPLEMENTATION WORKS OF THE STANDARD GAUGE ON THE RAILWAY PATH BETWEEN ASTIGARRAGA AND IRUN

PERSONALITIES FROM DIFFERENT ADMINISTRATIONS VISIT THE IMPLEMENTATION WORKS OF THE STANDARD GAUGE ON THE RAILWAY PATH BETWEEN ASTIGARRAGA AND IRUN

ELast Friday, January 12, personalities from the different public administrations came to visit the works to implement the standard gauge on the railway route between Astigarraga and Irún – in which ESTEYCO carries out the Assistance and Control of the Works -, highlighting, among others , to the Secretary of State for Transport and Sustainable Mobility (Mr. José Antonio Santano), to the Basque Minister and Vice-Minister of Transport (Mr. Iñaki Arriola and Mr. Pedro Marco de la Peña respectively), the Government Delegate in Euskadi (Mr. Denis Itxaso), the President of ADIF (Mr. Ángel Contreras), Deputy for Mobility, Tourism and Territorial Planning (Azahara Domínguez Urtizberea )and the Mayor of Irun (Ms. Cristina Laborda).

The objective of this visit was to check the degree of progress in the various actions included in this project and, especially, the actions located in the municipality of Irún. In this sense, it is worth highlighting that work is currently being undertaken to adapt the mill road in Ventas neighbourhood, which will allow, in the near future, to begin the demolition and replacement work of the Elizatxo Overpass — constituting one of the project actions with the greatest impact in said town—which will improve the connection by providing greater permeability and security of access to the stop, which will generate new and better urban spaces.

During the course of the visit, the General Director of Construction of ADIF (Mr. Juan Pablo Villanueva), has conveyed the imminent completion of the first phase of the gauge expansion works in the Gaintxurizketa tunnel, which is scheduled for end of February this year. Subsequently, the extraction work of the TES (Tunnel Enlargement System) machine will begin and the work to execute the lining in said tunnel will begin.

Published On: 16/01/2024Categories: Railway, Environment, Esteyco, Construcción, Integration, Infraestructures, LAV