Málaga Metro

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Málaga Metro
Logo metro málaga lettering.svg
MetroMalagaTren.JPG
Overview
Native name Metro de Málaga
Locale Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
Transit type Rapid transit/Light metro
Number of lines 2 (partially operational)
4 (planned)
Operation
Operation will start 30 July 2014
Operator(s) Agencia de Obra Pública de la Junta de Andalucía
Number of vehicles CAF Urbos 3
Technical
System length 12 km (7.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
System map
Map of the Málaga Metro network

The Málaga Metro (Spanish: Metro de Málaga) is a light metro network in Málaga, Spain, it currently has two lines set to open in partial service on 30 July 2014. Another four lines are planned long-term, for an eventual metro network with a total of six lines.

Line 1 goes from the city center to the University of Málaga; and line 2, from the city centre to the Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena. Both lines have underground parts in the city centre and were originally scheduled to open on 31 October 2013.[1] The Málaga Metro is now scheduled to open for partial operation on 30 July 2014.

Map of the fully planned Málaga Metro project

Rolling Stock[edit]

The trains, called 'Urbos 3' and used for the entire system, are manufactured by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles. They are fully covered by CCTV and are air conditioned throughout in an effort to provide security and comfort to a full capacity train car of 56 seated passengers and 170 standing. Whilst this figure is accurate for likely peak-time usage, the trains are also fully accessible to disabled passengers, the commuting of whom may lower the capacity slightly.[2]

The trains are already in successful widespread use in other cities, including 30 units on the Belgrade tram system and 40 are also planned for the Cuiabá system. Malaga's metro however, represents the largest single order of the model.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Costa-news.com, 26 September 2011
  2. ^ metrodemalaga.info

External links[edit]

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