The Spanish Ministry of Development announced on 1 March that ETCS Level 1 will be used for Madrid RENFE suburban route C4. According to the ministry, this was the first implementation of ETCS in a suburban network in Europe.
The project was undertaken by the ministry to cover an area of 190 km, including between Alcobendas-San Sebastian de los Reyes and at a cost of over € 30m.
112 has spent a million euros on the RENFE 23 to install onboard hardware on Civia EMUs.
Source: Railway Gazette