Assessing the rail market in Spain & Portugal

Posted: 2 November 2012 | | No comments yet

Spain has one of the most modern national railway systems in Europe…

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Spain has one of the most modern national railway systems in Europe and despite recent economic concerns, significant spending is planned to expand the country’s already extensive high-speed network. Regional and urban passenger rail systems are also set to benefit from modernisation and expansion plans.

Economic conditions in Portugal have led to the withdrawal of plans to construct high-speed lines but there are hopeful signs in several cities where investments are being made in urban rail transport.

To reflect these exciting plans, Mack Brooks has released ‘The Rail Market in Spain and Portugal – 2012’ – a comprehensive report providing invaluable insight into the countries’ main line and regional rail transport markets, plus a summary of development plans for metro, light-rail and tram systems. With detailed lists of all active train operators, current and planned major infrastructure projects and rolling stock procurement plans, this concise report also summarises the political, budgetary and regulatory environment in which Spain and Portugal’s networks function.

The report can be obtained by visiting or by contacting [email protected].

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