MetroCentro (Seville)

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MetroCentro tram in Plaza Nueva

MetroCentro is a surface tramway serving the centre of the city Seville, in Andalusia, Spain. It began operating in October 2007.

Overview[edit]

At the present time, the service consists of just five stops, Plaza Nueva, Archivo de Indias, Puerta de Jerez, Prado de San Sebastián and San Bernardo, as part of Phase I of the project. The service is expected to be extended to Santa Justa AVE station, including four new stops: San Francisco Javier, Eduardo Dato, Luis de Morales and Santa Justa. This Phase II was due to start in late 2008. But this plan is now postponed. City council gave priority to extending metro lines.

The project works began in Mid-2005 and its first phase was completed by Autumn 2007. It covers 1.4 km and is served by 7 Urbos trams, all of which were manufactured by the Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles.

Movement without catenary[edit]

From the beginning it raised the circulation of at least part of Metrocentro with a system that allows air to remove the contact wire (catenary), with a cost overrun on the original project.

The final system, a European referente, in operation since the first half of 2011, is the advanced technology system ACR (Quick Charge Accumulator), developed and patented by the Spanish firm CAF.

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