Most current: 10/04/2012
The counselor of Agriculture, Environment and Territory, Gabriel Company, has checked out today the advantages which the users of the Train Service of Mallorca with the progressive implantation will start to enjoy of the units of electrical train to cover the Palma-Link line. During all the month in December several tests|proofs with the new machines to guarantee some will be made a correct functioning|operation before the definite inauguration, and the next month of January the Palma route-Link it will remain fully cover|deck for the electrical service.
The last month of October the Board of Directors of Train Services of Mallorca agreed on granting the contract of services of integral maintenance of the instal•lacions associated with the electrification of the train network|net and subway in the UTE VIMAC, SA-Constructions Llabrés Feliu, SLO, for an amount of 480.177,25 euros (Excluded VAT) and a deadline|installment of execution of a postponable year for one year more. Likewise, the folds were approved that govern the bidding to grant the contract of integral maintenance and formation|training of the new series 8.100, the object of which is to maintain the fleet of electrical trains and to form the staff of maintenance. These two contracts complete the necessary stage to put the electrical mobile material in service.
So much the instal•lacions associated with the electrification as the electrical units of train will put on a knock in service have overcome the necessary previous tests|proofs. Paral•lelament to|in the gradual incorporation of these trains to|in the daily circulation|traffic of the Palma-Link line, SFM will develop the design of a new model of train exploitation, adapted to|in the needs of the users of the several lines, using the advantages of the new technological benefits|features for promoting and modernizing the whole|set of the train service.
The modernization of the service that means the circulation|traffic through electrical units of train is, moreover, a substantial contribution to the care|cure of the environment, since the electrical trains are less noisy and cleaner. The utilization of electrical trains means a reduction in the pollution, since he|she|it avoids the treatment of waste (engine oil, lubricants, etc) and he|she|it reduces the emission|broadcast of polluting gases. Moreover, the electrical traction produces levels of noise inferior to those of the diesel traction, which means a considerable reduction in the acoustic pollution in the zones at the same time|on the way of the train.
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