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GRANADA
 Andalusia . Spain

Granada metro ligero © Robert Schwandl

 GRANADA

Granada is the third city in Andalusia, after Seville and Málaga, to open a tram with underground sections (metro ligero). The metropolitan area has a population of approx. 470,000.

The "Tranvía Metropolitano" has a total length of 15.9 km and 26 stops. It runs like a modern tramway (separate right-of-way with level crossings) on its outer sections, linking the suburbs of Albolote and Maracena in the north to Campus de la Salud and Armilla in the south.

In the city centre, there is a 2.7 km cut-and-cover tunnel along Camino de Ronda which includes three underground stations:
1) Méndez Núñez, between Martínez de la Rosa and Maestro Cebrián streets;
2) Recogidas, located between Azorín and Jerez streets;
3) Alcázar Genil, between Ribera del Violón and Adelfa, on the south side of the Genil River.

Construction on the surface routes started in 2007, with tunnel construction launched in 2008.

The line is operated with 15 standard-gauge URBOS 3 vehicles from CAF (2.65 m wide and 32.3 m long); on four sections the trams run without catenary: Albolote - Maracena (1016 m),Villarejo - Universidad (1250 m), Hípica - Palacio de los Deportes (870 m) and Fernando de los Ríos - Armilla (1560 m).

 History

21 Sept 2017: Albolote - Armilla

 

 Photos

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 Book

Metro & Tram Atlas SpainRobert Schwandl:

NEW: METRO & TRAM ATLAS Spanien | Spain

Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cádiz, Donostia/San Sebastián, Granada, Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Palma, Parla, Sevilla, Sóller, Tenerife, Valencia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Zaragoza

Numerous colour images, detailed network maps, Text deutsch/English, ISBN 978 3 936573 46 6, Sept. 2015, EUR 19.50

More info

 Links

Metropolitano de Granada (Official Site)

Metro Granada at Wikipedia.es

 
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