Adif, the Spanish rail infrastructure administrator, and Bosnia and Herzegovina Railways (BHŽJK) have signed a joint statement in Sarajevo as a preliminary step for the participation of Spain in the modernization of the railway network of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This joint statement develops the framework agreement signed in April in Madrid and highlights the importance BHŽJK attaches to the experience Adif and Spanish companies in the railway sector have when it comes to planning, building, installing and maintaining the systems that make up the railway infrastructure, both in high-speed and conventional lines.
In this statement BHŽJK states that, as part of its modernization plan for the railway network, it plans to undertake a series of actions supported by Adif and the leading companies in the Spanish railway sector that are internationally recognized and financially stable and have a proven technical and technological capacity.
These actions, which are considered a priority by BHŽJK, include the electrification of the Doboj-Zvornik and Brčko-Banoviči lines (totalling 190 kilometres), improving the protection and safety of 206 level crossings, and the installation of centralized railway traffic control centres.
The signing ceremony of the joint declaration was attended by the Minister of Traffic and Communications of the Republika Srpska, the Spanish ambassador to Sarajevo and the General Managers of ŽFBH (Railways of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) and ŹRS (Railways of the Republika Srpska).
During the visit Adif delegates were accompanied by representatives from the following companies: Ineco, Inabensa, Grupo Semi, Invensys-Dimetronic, Indra Sistemas, ICF - Ingeniería y Control Ferroviario and Transmadrid.
Source: Spanish Railways