The company expands its portfolio of rail infrastructure projects in Spain

OHLA has been awarded the contract for the construction of the new Parets del Valles railway station for more than 17 million euros

May 16, 2024

Graphics of the new Parets del Valles station (Spain).

OHLA has been awarded the contract to build the new Rodalies Station in Parets del Vallès (Barcelona), valued at more than €17 million.

The company will carry out this project with the help of its construction team and its specialized subsidiary G&O, which has an important portfolio of railway projects with a 75-year history.

Boosting the rail contract portfolio

The contract focuses on the construction of a new infrastructure to meet current and future needs, motivated by the increase in passenger traffic. It also aims to improve the connection between the historic center and the Eixample district, as well as to promote urban integration. To achieve these improvements, a platform will be built to cover a section of the tracks, thus facilitating the direct access of vehicles from the Avenida de Catalunya to this new platform.

On this platform, it is planned to build a new passenger building and to create a parking area for private and public transport vehicles, in addition to the creation of a square that will provide access to the new passenger building. It will also allow access to the future platforms from the upper level of the platform, instead of accessing at the level of the railway platform, thus avoiding the need to cross the tracks to move from one platform to another, as is currently the case through the existing STRAIL crossing. In addition, the main pedestrian access to the platform will be through a pedestrian walkway that will connect Avenida de España with the square adjacent to the new passenger building, thus solving the accessibility problems that exist today.

OHLA has several important rail projects in its three geographical areas of reference: the USA, Latin America, and Europe. In Spain, OHLA has recently been awarded the 95.7 million euro (VAT included) contract for the construction of Subsection 1 of the northern section of Line 3 of the Seville metro and will participate in the extension of the Granada metro for almost 25 million euro (VAT included). It is also carrying out important high-speed rail contracts in Spain.