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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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PALMA DE MALLORCA | Public Transport

Full Metro of Palma!!!

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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #2
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In Nov. 2004, a metro line was proposed for Palma de Mallorca. It will run from the city centre to the University campus (UIB - Universitat de les Illes Balears). It starts underground at the present railway terminal at Plaça d'Espanya and runs parallel to the existing railway to Inca.

The construction of the 8.3 km metro line began in January 2005, for completion in autumn 2007. The line is mostly underground (average 8 m deep) except for a 2.6 km stretch including Can Sardina station. The tunnel from Plaça d'Espanya to Son Oliva will be 4-track, with separate tracks for the Metro and for the diesel-operated Inca line. The covered railway corridor will be converted into a 1.8 km long park. Stations are designed with 80 m long and 5 m wide side platforms.

In Sept. 2006, the Inca line was cut back to a temporary terminus at J. Verdaguer to allow for the intermodal station at Plaça d'Espanya, which will include 10 tracks with 5 island platforms on level -2. Adjacent to the railway station will be a bus terminal, also on level -2, and a car deck on level -3.

The Metro rolling stock ordered from CAF consists of six double-units, each 33 m long and 2.55 m wide. Power supply is via an overhead wire. Like on the existing Mallorca railways the track gauge is 1000 mm. Platform height is 1.1 m.

Apart from the metro line modern tramway lines have also been proposed to link the city centre to the touristic areas around El Arenal and the Airport.

http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/plm/palma.htm
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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #3
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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:44 PM   #4
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Couldn't you have posted all this in one post?

Anyway - nice to see that PdM gets its own metro!
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Old April 4th, 2007, 03:42 PM   #5
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A new full metro in Spain and Europe!

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Anterior hilo: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=403937


Recorrido aproximado:



Estació Intermodal



ACCESOS

Estació Intermodal



Rótulo del Metro



Único acceso peatonal regular (después hay salidas de emergencia) Cuenta con 4 escaleras mecánicas, escalera estándar y 2 ascensores.



Bajamos!!



Y llegamos al vestíbulo de "Estació intermodal - Plaça d'Espanya". Encontramos multitud de tornos que funcionan con tecnología "contact less". No hay ranura para tarjetas magnéticas, después veremos detalles.



Se observa una excelente disposición del espacio, amplitud y funcionalidad.



Una vez pasados los tornos, inmediatamente encontramos las escaleras para acceder al nivel inferior. Si vamos en Metro seguiremos la señalética roja y bajaremos por estas escaleras. De hecho es sólo para mejorar la funcionalidad ya que en el nivel inferior está todo junto.

Observad que aún hay luz natural de fuera y la poca distancia que hay que recorrer. Destacable también las guías para invidentes.



Si vamos en cercanías, seguiremos la señalética azul y bajaremos por las escaleras que están justo en frente de las del metro.



Si vamos en ascensor, llegaremos al centro del nivel inferior. Podemos ver que el hall de arriba ofrece luminosidad y hay un mirador superior (aún no abierto) desde se pondrán tomar fotos interesantes.

En el nivel inferior, los dos posibles accesos están opuestos uno del otro, formando los ascensores el eje de simetria de la estación de ferrocarril. A la izquierda de este eje, hay la señalética azul que pertenece a Cercanías. A la derecha, la señalética roja que pertenece a Metro.



Foto desde el andén hacia el acceso al metro. Observad la poca distancia que hemos tenido que recorrer desde la entrada a la estación hasta el andén.

Hay muchas pantallas TFT con horarios, información y fotos de Mallorca.



Esta foto tomada desde la cabina del metro confirma la cercanía



Este es el acceso a cercanías que es simétrico al del metro en el lado opuesto de la estación.



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Old April 5th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #6
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This full metro will open in April the 14th, 2007.

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SON COSTA - SON FORTESA

Al igual que en la Estación intermodal y que en Jacint Verdaguer, la estación Son Costa - Son Fortesa ya es operativa para los trenes de SFM, pero no aún para el Metro.

Localización



La estación es sencilla, bastante más modesta que Jacint Verdaguer. Los accesos son separados para tren y metro y los tornos están directamente en el andén. Se sigue la misma señalética que en la Estación Intermodal. El andén del metro está todavía en obras, aunque ya hay la catenaria rígida. En general aún no está limpio, sobretodo el andén del metro.

Todas las fotos están tomadas desde el andén de cercanías, el único opertivo.

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Vista en sentido contrario en la Pl. Espanya (intermodal). En este punto se juntan los túneles del metro con el cercanías:



Metro desde andén de tren SFM:



Mirando hacia Pl. Espanya (intermodal)



Los paneles de las paredes son muy sobrias. La única vía que funciona ahora mismo es la de la derecha del todo.



Vista del corredor de 4 vías, ya juntas hacia Pl. Espanya:



Accesos al metro. Se ve la catenaria rígida:



Los accesos a SFM (tren) y Metro son iguales:



Accesos SFM:



Accesos desde el exterior y tornos con tarjeta de uso "sin contacto"



Siempre aparecen 3 paneles de TV, conectados mediante circuito al centro de control. El izquierdo informa de los horarios y los trenes, el del medio pone fotos chulas, y el de la derecha la hora. En el andén del metro el del medio emite una recreación virtual intersante sobre el Metro, pero no alcanzaba a verlo bien.



Red completa de SFM (la línea de Sóller es de gestión privada).



That's all folks!
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Amazing. Thanks for letting us know about this. It's great to see even smaller cities in Spain are getting metro systems. By the way, what is the service like in downtown? It looks more suburban to me.
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Metro and Suburban trains share a 4 tracks corridor in the first 2 kilometeres (aprox). Then, the metro continues underground for 2 more KMs, after that it goes on surface level for 3KMs, and again, it goes underground for the last Km or so.

We could very well state that it is a mixed full metro and suburban train system with full metro standards.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #9
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Amazing. Thanks for letting us know about this. It's great to see even smaller cities in Spain are getting metro systems. By the way, what is the service like in downtown? It looks more suburban to me.
Palma de Mallorca is not so small, it has got 408,000 inhabitants in the city and more in the metropolitan area.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #10
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It has a metropolitan area of around 650.000 people.
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It looks fantastic, and another example of how the Spanish lead the way in Metro construction. It seems strange that the line stops at the railway station, outside historic Palma though. Looking at that Google Earth picture for example, it would seem to be crying out for a couple of more stations taking it straight into the centre and up to the marina.
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Yes, does someone know if any extensions are planned for the future?

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Booze should post a map that he made showing what is being discussed in terms of service in the historical center and along the coast. From what I believe, although I could be wrong, the focuse will be on high capacity light rail, but I am not sure.
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Well, we have to take into account that regional institutions (Region's goverment, Island's government and city halls) are to be reelected in 2 months. Those institutions decide the whole region's tranport planning, so it is basically a matter of wait and see who wins.

The left party goes for a proposal similar to mine, and the right party has not a clear policy yet. However, it seems now both see public transportation as a priority. According to our new region constitution (or treaty), we should receive 2500€M as an historical fiscal deficit compensation (Balearic Islands is the region that pays the most in comparison with what it receives in return). So, the whole point is: "how can we spend this extra money?'

It's quite unlikely that the metro will link Pl. Espanya (terminal station) with the harbour. There was a single track old tunnel for that purpose, but now is blocked by 2 underground parking lots, and it goes as close to the surface that it would bother all neighbours (living in narrow streets). One proposal is to circle the old district with a TRAM along the main avenue (called wisely "The avenues" )

My proposal for Mallorca follows, you can easily distinguish current lines and short-mid term projects (dotted line). Some of these extensions are assured, others are not very realistic, but are included in the official masterplan. I have included some personal improvements , such as better connections with coastal touristic spots, but changes are not relevant.



I would use the train extension to create a Line 2, serving PMI airport (22 millon pax in 2006, spanish 3rd), and S'arenal touristic area. But that is totally unofficial.




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Damn it's sooo clean!! Is this really in Europe?
Anyway, congratulations.
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Of course! European summer meeting point for decades ^_^ Forget about EU, only beach unite us all
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Damn I need to go to Mallorca soon again. I've been there probably 5-6 times. But haven't been there since like 1997-98
Things really changed it seems since I was there last time.
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Damn it's sooo clean!! Is this really in Europe?
Anyway, congratulations.

What do you mean?

Metros are very clean in Spain!
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