Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias

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ADIF
Type State-owned public company
Industry

Construction and Management of Rail Infrastructure

Telecommunications
Founded 1 January 2005
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Key people D. Gonzalo Ferre Moltó, Chairman
Products Public rail transport
Employees 13,761 (2010) [1]
Website adif.es

ADIF (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðif], an acronym of Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias) is a Spanish state-owned company under the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, charged with the management of most of Spain's railway infrastructure, that is the track, signaling and stations.[2] It was formed in 2005 in response to European Union requirements to separate the natural monopoly of infrastructure management from the competitive operations of running train services. It is the legal successor of RENFE (Renfe Operadora), FEVE (Ferrocarriles de Vía Estrecha), and GIF (Gestor de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias).

Founding[edit]

ADIF is the result of Railway Sector Act, which arises from the transposition of European directives. It requires that large European national railway independently manage the infrastructure and trains on it. The ultimate goal was to allow any other rail operator operating on the network to do so on equal terms with the operator, in this case, Renfe, promoting free competition. The RENFE division became effective on January 1, 2005 between the two companies:

  1. Renfe Operator: Owner of trains and responsible for its circulation, which works in competition with other railway companies
  2. ADIF: Owner of infrastructure and responsible for its management, which provides its services to any rail operator who requests

A similar operation was conducted on December 31, 2012 with FEVE, a company that managed the narrow gauge railways. ADIF took charge of all narrow gauge infrastructures not transferred to the autonomous governments.

Operations[edit]

ADIF is responsible for administrating rail infrastructures (tracks, stations, freight terminals, etc), managing rail traffic distributing capacity to rail operators, and the collection of fees for infrastructure, station and freight terminal use [3]

Current High-Speed Rail Lines in Spain[edit]

Date Completed Line
April 1992 Madrid-Seville HSL
October 2003 Madrid-Zaragoza-Lleida section (Madrid-Barcelona-French Border HSL)
November 2005 Madrid-Toledo HSL
December 2006 Lleida-Camp de Tarragona section (Madrid-Barcelona-French Border HSL)
December 2007 Madrid-Valladolid HSL
December 2007 Antequera-Malaga section (Cordoba-Malaga HSL)
February 2008 Camp de Tarragona-Barcelona section (Madrid-Barcelona-French Border HSL)
December 2010 Figueres-Perthus Tunnel and Nudo Mollet Junction-Girona sections (Madrid-Barcelona-French Border HSL)
December 2010 Madrid-Cuenca-Albacete-Valencia section (Madrid – Castile-La Mancha – Valencia Region – Murcia Region HSL)
December 2011 Ourense-Santiago-A Coruña section (Madrid-Galicia and Atlantic Corridor HSL)
January 2013 Barcelona – Figueres Section (Madrid – Barcelona – French Border HSL)
June 2013 Albacete - Alicante section (Madrid – Castile-La Mancha – Valencia

High-Speed Rail Lines under Construction in Spain[edit]

  1. Venta de Baños - Palencia - Léon - Asturias. Length: 225 km (excluding the Pajares New Line)
  2. Pajares New Line. Length: 49.7 km
  3. Venta de Baños - Burgos - Vitoria. Length: 200.4 km
  4. Vitoria - Bilbao - San Sebastián. Length: 176.5 km (including accesses to cities)
  5. Madrid - Galicia. Olmedo - Zamora - Lubián - Ourense sections. Approximate length: 363 km
  6. Madrid – Castile-La Mancha – Valencia Region – Murcia Region. Length: 955 km (603 in service and 352 under construction)
  7. Extension of Madrid Southern Access-Torrejón de Velasco
  8. High-speed Mediterranean Corridor. Murcia-Almería section. Length: 184.4 km (not including the Murcia Railway Network)
  9. Antequera-Granada. Length: 125.7 km
  10. Madrid - Extremadura - Portuguese Border. Estimated length: 450 km
  11. Madrid: Atocha-Chamartín connection. Length: 8.2 km [4]

Financial Information[edit]

Turnover (millions of euros)[5]
2008 2009 2010 Variation 09-10
Net business turnover 1,807.0 1,963.0 1,999.8 1.87%
Gross operating profit (EBITDA) 204.7 278.0 399.7 43.78%
Income 2,718.9 2,819.4 2,948.7 4.59%
Operating costs 1,568.3 1,769.5 1,766.1 -0.19%
Salary and Compensation to Employees 653.0 674.5 710.5 5.34%
Total economic value distributed 2,542.4 2,546.2 2,573.5 1.07%

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