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18 February 2016 | By Pedro Fortea, Director of MAFEX

Ahead of his article in Issue 2, Pedro Fortea – Director of MAFEX – provides an overview of the Spanish railway components industry and gives a glimpse into the topics he will expand on in his forthcoming article...


The Spanish railway industry: a benchmark worldwide

1 October 2015 | By Pedro Fortea, Director of Mafex – the Spanish Railway Association

The Spanish high-speed network has provided the country with one of the most modern and advanced forms of transport to currently exist, placing it at the forefront and as a world benchmark on the matter for many different countries wishing to implement and develop similar railway systems or infrastructures. How…


Bogie Design & Developments supplement 2016

23 March 2016 | By

In our latest free-to-view Bogie Design & Developments Supplement, Volker Brundisch, Product Manager Mechatronics from Bombardier Transportation assesses axle bearings and condition monitoring for railway vehicles, plus Pedro Fortea, Director of MAFEX explains how the Spanish bogies and wheelsets market contributes to the rail industry...


25 years of high-speed rail in Spain: a beacon of international reference

10 May 2017 | By Pedro Fortea, Director of Mafex – the Spanish Railway Association

High-speed rail in Spain is now 25 years old. With more than 3,100km in commercial operation, it is not only one of the largest but also one of the best equipped lines with the most advanced breakthroughs in innovation and design. The network’s length in kilometres ranks first in Europe…


Spanish rail industry contributes to future design of bogies and wheelsets

12 July 2019 | By

Component manufacturers representing the Spanish railway industry have recently developed cutting-edge bogie and wheelset technologies. Not only do these new advances help to improve the lifecycle of rolling stock, but they also contribute to reduced maintenance costs while increasing operational safety. Pedro Fortea, Director of Mafex – the association representing…


Strong commitment from the Spanish rail industry

26 September 2013 | By Pedro Fortea, Director, MAFEX

As the result of a strong commitment to research and development, the Spanish rail industry has made available to the international market a modern fleet of rolling stock vehicles for all kinds of transportation for both passengers and goods, plus the offering of skilled train maintenance services as well as…


Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2013

5 December 2013 | By

In this Signalling & Telecoms supplement: Total renewal in Denmark is on time and on budget; The European rail industry’s commitment to ERTMS implementation; The signalling sector opens the door to the Spanish industry; Telecommunications: ringing in the new...