SENER gets the California high speed rail line contract

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USA: The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), has awarded Spanish engineering and technology group SENER the contract to develop the engineering and environmental services for the Palmdale to Burbank section of the California high speed line.

The contract calls for SENER to perform preliminary design for the 45 miles high speed line section from Palmdale station in the north, to the Burbank Airport station in the south. These will include conceptual design engineering and analysing various alternatives before selecting the preferred one. Furthermore, SENER will prepare the tender documents for design and build (D&B) contracts.

The Palmdale – Burbank section will pass through urban, rural and natural areas. SENER will define the footprint for environmental impact analysis and the right of way to be acquired, for the track alignment, stations, and ancillary elements.

Following award of the contract, the CEO of SENER USA, Francisco Fernández, said, “As experts in high speed rail lines that runs through major city centres, we're going to apply all of our know-how to plan and design an efficient solution that will be respectful of the environment while being accessible and convenient for passengers.”

Palmdale to Burbank May 2015