Technical Site Visits

The following Technical Site Visits will take place on Friday 7 September 2018. Click on the link below for more information:

ADIF Traffic Control Center in Barcelona  

CAF rolling stock factory in Zaragoza

ADIF Traffic Control Center in Barcelona

2 visits available
Visit 1: 10.00am | Visit 2: 11.00am
Maximum of 20 people for each visit
Duration of visit: 1 hour

Address and directions to the site
Estación de França (Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera)

Delegates should make their own travel arrangements to get to this visit. There is a railway station in Sitges, up to 4 commuter trains each hour travel to Barcelona-França station final station on R2 line, you will be met by Carlos Sarabia Vives.

About the visit
Estación de França is the second busiest railway station in the city after Barcelona-Sants in terms of regional and long-distance ridership. Rebuilt and reopened for the 1929 International Exhibition, the two monumental buildings that make up the station were designed by the architect Pedro Muguruza and inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. They surround the railway tracks in the shape of a 'U'.

The Traffic Control Center manages all conventional network and trains arriving/leaving Cataluña (around 1000 km of track, 1100 trains/day and 100 stations)

About ADIF
Adif, the Administrator of Railway Infrastructures, is a state-owned company related to the Ministerio de Fomento. Adif plays a leading role in promoting the railway sector, working towards converting it into the ideal mode of transport and facilitating access to the infrastructure under fair conditions.
Its aim is to promote the Spanish railway system by means of the development and management of a safe, efficient and sustainable infrastructure to the highest quality standards in environmental terms.
Adif is in charge of: administrating rail infrastructures (tracks, stations, freight terminals, etc), managing rail traffic, allocating capacity to rail operators and the collection of fees for infrastructure, station and freight terminal use.

To book on to one of the two visits available please email Carly Mole and specify which visit you would like to attend. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

CAF rolling stock factory in Zaragoza

1 visit available
Time: 10am
Maximum of 60 people
Duration of visit: 2 hours

Address and details on how to arrive to the site:
Av. de Cataluña, 299, 50014 Zaragoza

Delegates should make their own travel arrangements to get to this visit.

Sitges- train (41 min)
Barcelona– Zaragoza by High Speed Train (AVE) From Sants Station in Barcelona to Delicias Station in Zaragoza (2h)
From Delicias Station to CAF by bus/taxi (10 min)

About the visit: The visit will have two parts: in the first part, the history of CAF will be explained and in the second part delegates will get to visit the workshop.

Contact person on arrival: TBC

About CAF:


We are a multinational group with over 100 years of experience in the supply of comprehensive transit solutions positioned at the forefront of technology for high value added sustainable mobility.

The company is a leader of the railway industry offering one of the most comprehensive and flexible arrays of products in railway related markets, such as rolling stock, components, infrastructure, signalling and services (maintenance, refurbishing and financial services). CAF's committed personnel and the cooperation with our business partners enable us to enhance customer satisfaction and create value for our shareholders.

To book onto this site visit please email Carly Mole and state your company name, your position in the company and your knowledge area, CAF would like this information to ensure delegates get the most out of the site visit.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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