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Old November 16th, 2008, 05:53 AM   #1
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Granada Tram or Metro

Does anyone have a link to the system being constructed in Granada? Is it a tramway or a metro? I've seen occasional references to it but nothing solid, no link to the transit authority building it.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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well, although the official name given by the andalusian government (the authority who is building this system) is "Metro de Granada", the system is actually a tramway with a 2.5 km. underground stretch (including 3 underground stations).

There isn't a specific site for this project for the moment (it is under construction), but the main site for the andalusian railways projects is this:
Ferrocarriles Andaluces (spanish)

You can find more info here:
Urbanrail.net-Granada
Wikipedia. Metro de Granada (spanish)
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 12:54 AM   #3
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GRANADA | Public Transport

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The new Granada metro in southern Spain has started its tests.

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En la página de la Junta puedes verlo:

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 12:58 AM   #4
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And here´s the tram:

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 03:44 AM   #5
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So they have managed to finish it after all? I remember reading a year or two ago that it was half done when the crisis started, workers not paid any more, city bankrupt and prospects for finishing it any time soon close to zero...
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I hope that won't be the commercial speed
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 05:09 PM   #7
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So they have managed to finish it after all? I remember reading a year or two ago that it was half done when the crisis started, workers not paid any more, city bankrupt and prospects for finishing it any time soon close to zero...
Yes, they´ve been able to keep up with the works. Actually, the tram isn´t mainly funded by the Town Council, but by the Andalusian Regional Government.
The line isn´t finished yet though (albeit it is obviously advanced), it will be finished by the first half of 2014.

This line is not touristic, in fact it avoids the old town, where actually it would have caused road traffic trouble, since the streets in the old town are very narrow and have loads of twists and corners, but it connects the stadium, the university, the railway station, the bus station, and three of Granada´s main suburban towns (Armilla, Maracena, and Albolote).

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I´m sure it will be THAT speed. Thus you can see better the francoblocks.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 06:51 PM   #8
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One of the stops, in works.

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Old June 12th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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So they have managed to finish it after all? I remember reading a year or two ago that it was half done when the crisis started, workers not paid any more, city bankrupt and prospects for finishing it any time soon close to zero...
The funding of the project was first directly made by the Andalusia goverment, something that could not continue when the crisis escalated. The funding was tranfered to the European Investment Bank, it required a like year to be approved. That year the works were in stand-by, but under the EIB the works continue as normal.
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Another sector of the tracks is finished.
This one´s next to the railway station.

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Some images of the way the area around the railway station should look like:

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Testing the tram in Granada. The Sierra Nevada in hindsight.

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Spanisch tram/metro stations look very nice in general, and these do as well. Question though: excuse my ignorance, but why doesn't the tram go through the city center?
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Pictures from Friday, from the area of Caleta and the railway station:

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Old June 24th, 2013, 05:46 AM   #15
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Spanisch tram/metro stations look very nice in general, and these do as well.
I don´t like the livery of the Granada tramway.

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Question though: excuse my ignorance, but why doesn't the tram go through the city center?
It actually goes, but not through the very core of the old town (the center is between La Caleta and Recogidas stops and north of that).
Granada has a strange shape.

Anyway, that is the just the first line. Further lines could be open in the future.
Granada used to have a rather extensive network of suburban tramways (sadly closed in the 1960s).
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Spanisch tram/metro stations look very nice in general, and these do as well. Question though: excuse my ignorance, but why doesn't the tram go through the city center?
To do that you have to pedestrianize and make tram exclusive the street Reyes Catolicos and that requires politicians with huge cojones, something Granada doesn't have right now. But in the future who knows?

The other option is to tunnel under the old city but that is just out of question, it is way to expensive.
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To do that you have to pedestrianize and make tram exclusive the street Reyes Catolicos and that requires politicians with huge cojones, something Granada doesn't have right now. But in the future who knows?
+1. This is only the first line.

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Apparently, the first half of the line (from La Caleta to Albolote) will open on the first half on next year, the rest of the line in 2015.

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Photos from October 2013.

Near the railway station:

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Between the bus station and Avenida Andalucía:

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Update, image from November 2013.

One of the underground stations.
The underground section is the least advanced part of the works.

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