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Exploring innovative solutions for reducing railway noise and vibration pollution

The railway industry has been supporting R&D as a key…

22 November 2019 | By

The railway industry has been supporting R&D as a key factor to improve the competitiveness of the sector. Research, development, and innovative approaches into different elements and materials of railway systems are considered key endeavours to ensure the future of the sector, and one of the issues that is receiving…

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

High-speed rail in Spain is now 25 years old. With…

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…

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The Spanish bogies and wheelsets market: Constant innovation for a new era

The rolling stock components market within the Spanish railway industry…

22 March 2016 | By

The rolling stock components market within the Spanish railway industry has grown significantly over recent years. Featuring at the forefront of the most demanded product and service ranking lists on a national scale, Pedro Fortea, Director at MAFEX – the Spanish Railway Association – says that its evolution is due…

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Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2013

In this Signalling & Telecoms supplement: Total renewal in Denmark…

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...

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Strong commitment from the Spanish rail industry

As the result of a strong commitment to research and…

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…

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The Spanish rail industry – pioneer in technological advances

Spanish rail companies represent a pioneering industry that has become…

20 September 2010 | By Pedro Fortea, Director at MAFEX (the Spanish Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Equipment and Services for the Railway Industry)

Spanish rail companies represent a pioneering industry that has become one of the main reference points in many transport projects worldwide due to their expertise and highly developed technological advances. The Spanish rail industry has experienced significant growth during recent years as a result of the technological advances developed by…