Granada Metro

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Granada Metro[1]
Símbolo del Metro de Granada.svg
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Granada Metro CAF Urbos units.
Overview
Native nameMetro de Granada - Metropolitano de Granada
OwnerRegional Government of Andalusia
LocaleGranada, Spain
Transit typeLight rail
Number of lines1[1]
Number of stations26[1]
WebsiteMetro de Granada
Operation
Began operation21 September 2017
Operator(s)Metro De Granada - Junta de Andalucía
Number of vehicles15 CAF Urbos light rail vehicles[2]
Technical
System length15.920 km (9.9 mi)
Track gauge1,445 mm (4 ft 8 78 in),
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
System map

Map of Granada Metro.

The Granada Metro (Metro de Granada in Spanish) is a light rail line in the city of Granada, Spain and its metropolitan area. It crosses Granada and covers the towns of Albolote, Maracena and Armilla,[3] with underground sections in central Granada and overground sections elsewhere.[4] The line opened on 21 September 2017,[5] and serves 26 stations, of which 3 stations in central Granada are underground.[5]

Construction of the line began in 2007.[6] The metro was initially planned to open in early 2012, and by May 2011 the line was 73% completed.[6] However, funding ran out as a result of the Spanish economic crisis,[4] with only 250 million of the estimated 502 million euros available. In 2012, the remaining funds were secured through a 260 million loan from the European Investment Bank.[3] and the planned date of completion was moved to early 2014.[3] However, further delays resulted in a shortfall in funding, which was only resolved on 1 July 2014.

The metro finally opened at noon 21 September 2017.[7][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c metropolitanogranada.es
  2. ^ http://www.aopandalucia.es/principal.asp?alias=not_bus&t=5&tipo=Empresa&id=5891
  3. ^ a b c La puesta en marcha del metro de Granada se retrasa hasta 2014, El País, 25 May 2012
  4. ^ a b Spain election: Metro eyesore blights Granada, BBC News, 18 November 2011
  5. ^ a b c Barrow, Keith (21 September 2017). "Granada opens first light rail line". www.railjournal.com. International Railway Journal. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b Spain's town hall meltdown, The Independent, 30 October 2011
  7. ^ "El metro de Granada entrará en funcionamiento en marzo de 2017 y costará menos de un euro | Vídeo". Granada Digital (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-21.

External links[edit]

Media related to Granada metro at Wikimedia Commons