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[1]
4 (planned)
Number of stations 17[1]
Operation
Began operation 30 July 2014[2]
Operator(s) Agencia de Obra Pública de la Junta de Andalucía
Number of vehicles CAF Urbos 3
Technical
System length 11.3 km (7.0 mi)[1]
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 was originally scheduled to open on 31 October 2013.[3] Its two lines finally opened in service on 30 July 2014.[2]

Another four lines are planned long-term, for an eventual metro network with a total of six lines.

Map of the fully planned Málaga Metro project

Lines[edit]

The following table lists the important characteristics of the metro's two lines:[1]

Line Termini Length Stations Avg. distance
between
stations (m)
1 white, red rounded rectangle.svg El Perchel Andalucía Tech 6.7 km (4.2 mi) 11 595
2 white, blue rounded rectangle.svg El Perchel Palacio de los Deportes 4.6 km (2.9 mi) 7 608
Total: 11.3 km (7.0 mi) 17[Note 1]

Route[edit]

Both lines of the Málaga Metro run underground in the city centre. Line 1 goes from the city center to the University of Málaga. Between Clínico station and the Andalucía Tech terminus, Line 1 runs at the surface[4] which includes some at-grade intersections.[5]

Line 2 runs entirely underground from the city centre to the Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena.[4]

Rolling Stock[edit]

The trains, called 'Urbos 3' and used for the entire system, are manufactured by the Spanish company 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.[4]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Counting the terminal El Perchel transfer station only once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Líneas y mapas" [Lines and maps] (in Spanish). Metro Málaga. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  2. ^ a b Puente, Fernando (30 July 2014). "Malaga light metro network opens". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  3. ^ Costa-news.com. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  4. ^ a b c "Viajar en metro paso a paso" [Travel on the metro step by step] (in Spanish). Metro Málaga. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Malaga metro problems - before work's even started". EuroweeklyNews. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Málaga Metro at Wikimedia Commons