A consortium of Ferrovial, Sacyr, Copisa, and Copcisa has won a €300m contract to extend the Llobregat-Anoia line of Barcelona’s FGC commuter rail system.
They are tasked with building a 4km, twin-track tunnel and three new stations, and with upgrading two existing stations.
The goal of the project awarded by the Catalonia Regional Government is to expand transport coverage in a densely populated area of Barcelona by connecting busy facilities including the Hospital Clínic and the industrial engineering school.
Ferrovial said it would benefit 19.5 million residents.
Work starts at the end of the summer and must be completed within five years.
Some 13,500 homes, premises and parking garages will be inspected before tunnel boring starts.
The extension will connect the FGC Vallès and Baix Llobregat-Anoia lines, improving service and cutting transit time by an average of 4.5 minutes by avoiding the need to change trains.
It will also create opportunities for interconnections as the new stations provide connections with Barcelona Metro line 5, the light rail system and other FGC lines.