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Pajares Railway Tunnel

23/05/2003

Pajares Railway Tunnel

Gestor de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (G.I.F), the railway infrastructure management entity supervised by the Ministry of Development, has awarded FCC Construcción a contract to build Lot 1 of the Pajares-Pola de Gordon-Folledo tunnel (León), valued at 532 million euros, in a 50-50 joint venture with another construction company.

The project consists of the construction of the first 11.7 kms of a total of 25 kms of the access to Asturias from León. It consists of 2 parallel tunnels with minimum sections of 52 m2 and a downward gradient from León to Asturias of 17 thousandths.