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Old April 3rd, 2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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Tenerife tram opened now? (end of March)

Hi!

I am reading across the net that a tram line is finished on Tenerife? Is this true? I cannot speak or read Spanish. So it would be very nice of someone here to tell if it is or not?

Maybe some got pics from it?



Also a Metro is due to open in october 2007 in Palma on Mallorca? Things are happening with Spanish cities it seems, even on their islands aswell.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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Also a Metro is due to open in october 2007 in Palma on Mallorca? Things are happening with Spanish cities it seems, even on their islands aswell.
You mean this one?
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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Yes, thats the one on Mallorca. But Tenerife is a part of the canary islands, isnt it? Nice to see that things are happening.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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Hi!

I am reading across the net that a tram line is finished on Tenerife? Is this true? I cannot speak or read Spanish. So it would be very nice of someone here to tell if it is or not?

Maybe some got pics from it?
I have heard about this project, but as I wasn't well informed I've just take a look at the Canary Islands subforum.

They're making some tests but the line is not opened yet. It will happen in May or June. They have had some traffic accidents because people is not used to the tram and don't respect some indications.

The Line 1 is 12.5 km-length and it will have 21 tram stops. They have 20 vehicles, which will spend 37 minutes on doing the complete line, with a 5 min-frecuency. Prospects talk about 44,000 users per day.

Here you have some maps




Vehicles have a capacity of 200 users (60 seats). They have a 32m-length and are divided in 5 modules.

Some pics (sorry for the quality, but I haven't found too many and I have no time right now to do best research).






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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:36 PM   #5
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And you are right. Biggest economic efforts are focused on HS-lines, but in the last couple of years the image the people had of the tram has changed and now several cities are planning to build new lines.

For example, in the region I live (Asturias), the regional goverment has released a new project last month to connect our central area using tram lines. It's a metropolitan area with 800,000 inhabitants divided in several towns highly interconnected, so it seems to be a great option.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 04:33 AM   #6
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Tenerife tramway is going to be opened soon.

And Palma de Mallorca "full metro" opening is on 14/4/2007!


Click here for Palma de Mallorca full metro:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=456346
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Old August 6th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #7
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Tenerife tramway is going to be opened soon.
Tenerife Tramway is open to public since 1st June, with great success!! More info at http://www.metrotenerife.com(only in spanish). The map is in http://www.metrotenerife.com/dmdocum...ecto-ZCard.pdf

Interesting article also on http://www.metrotenerife.com/dmdocum...IA-TRANVIA.pdf (in spanish also, sorry!!)

I also have some pictures but I don't know why I cannot put them in this message...
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Old August 6th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #8
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You can either put a image by clicking the image icon, or you can do it by yourself.
[img]link_to_the_picture[/img]

This is cool! The world needs more trams for sure!
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Old August 7th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #9
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There is also an interesting feature on the Tenerife System, with more technological detail, and talking about the companies that build it (Alstom, Efacec and Ikusi), at http://www.railway-technology.com/pr...ife-lightrail/
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Old January 27th, 2015, 10:23 AM   #10
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TENERIFE | Public Transport

This thread is about public transport in Tenerife. Map from urbanrail.net:

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Old January 27th, 2015, 10:24 AM   #11
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From Rail Journal:

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Tenerife LRT carries 100-millionth passenger
Monday, January 26, 2015



TENERIFE welcomed the 100-millionth passenger to the island's 15.1km light rail network on January 22, seven-and-a-half years after the opening of the first line

Line 1 from Santa Cruz to La Laguna was inaugurated in June 2007 and Line 2 from La Cuesta to Tíncer began operating two years later. The 27-station network has a fleet of 26 Alstom Citadis low-floor LRVs, which have travelled an average of 450,000km since entering service

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Old January 27th, 2015, 03:42 PM   #12
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I would really like to see the Tenerife system expanded, for example to Puerto de la Cruz in the North, and then eventually down south to the Airport and Las Americas...one can dream.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 08:35 PM   #13
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I would really like to see the Tenerife system expanded, for example to Puerto de la Cruz in the North, and then eventually down south to the Airport and Las Americas...one can dream.
It is a tram system, therefore it won't be extended beyond the consolidated urban area of Santa Cruz de Tenerife - La Laguna. However, there are plans to create a commuter railway linking the capital city and the south of the island, although currently there is no funding for such project.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:00 PM   #14
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Ah that sounds interesting as its really a longish drive down there.
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They could think about extending the system to Los Rodeos Airport which is not that far from the northern terminus of T1 (going straight after Padre Anchieta).
And they should do something about T2 which is kinda useless (extremely short) and seems to be just a feeder line for T1.
In general I have to say that the layout looks really great, especially where T1 and T2 meet, under roundabouts!

and I just saw that they want to expand the ystem to the Airport at some point in the future
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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:57 PM   #16
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Are they ever going to build the Rail Line down to Costa Adeje it was first being mooted back in 2001 then the Central Spanish Government pulled the plug on it about 2 years ago.
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probably doesn't make much sense. the terrain is way too hilly which makes rail incredibly expensive.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 02:16 AM   #18
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Whatever happens, there's no money for that now.

So don't expect any extension of the tram any time soon.

As for the commuter railway... this is not a thing of the Madrid government, but more a devolved thing, it was the Canarian regional government who started the project. But there's no money for that now, either, and the Madrid focus is more on the mainland, in the Costa del Sol (the eternal future extension between Fuengirola to Marbella, Estepona, La Línea, and Algeciras that never gets built but is so badly needed), which has similar problems too.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 09:46 AM   #19
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Before building T1 extension to Los Rodeos Airport, it is necessary to divert the route of TF-5 motorway on the other side of the Airport runway, as currently there is not enough space for the tram extension. But, again, there is no funding available.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 07:41 PM   #20
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why move the motorway just for a tram line?

Here is what I would do:

maspalomastram-crop by [atomic], on Flickr
and these Stops, going east to west:
  • College just west of the rounabout over the motorway
  • about 500m to the west of it to serve the neighborhood
  • (maybe) on the outskirts of the airport area for P+R and the businesses there (where the line turns west again)
  • Airport (terminus)

it should obviously go straight to the Terminal building but I wasn't so sure what they are planning there at the empty field.

pic from above in glorious 4k since GE Pro is free

maspalomastram_xl by [atomic], on Flickr
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