4 May 2021 | Sella Controls
Tracklink® III, it will be used for the control of transition between electric and diesel modes of the Stadler dual locomotives. The versatile metre-gauge Co’Co’ locomotives are able to run on 1500 V DC lines but they also feature a diesel engine to run on non-electrified lines. Tracklink® III beacons will be placed in the track at locations where the overhead electric line runs out and the locomotive has to switch to diesel mode (and vice versa), this provides a smooth automated operation for the locomotive driver.
The end user of the locomotives is Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Cataluña (FGC). FGC currently operates two types of freight services on the Llobregat–Anoia line; one of which carries potash and salt from Súria to Martorell and the Port of Barcelona, and the other carries cars from SEAT's main factory in Martorell to the Port of Barcelona.