Tren Del Sur
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Tren Del Sur
Tren del Sur
Overview
StatusIn planning
TerminiIntercambiador Tenerife
Las Américas
Stations7
Operation
Planned openingunknown
Operator(s)Metropolitano de Tenerife
Technical
Line length80 km
Number of tracksDouble
Track gauge

The Tren del Sur (Train of the South) is a planned railway line on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, linking the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife with the south of the island via Tenerife South Airport.

Background

A feasibility study on a railway line in Tenerife with a maximum speed of 220 km/h was first conducted in 1997.[1][2]

Originally, detailed planning was to begin in 2010 with the line expected to fully open in 2018.[3] However, in 2011 the plans were indefinitely postponed for economic reasons.[4] In 2017 the plan was reactivated.[5] The line is planned for an end-to-end journey time of 42 minutes, running at 15-minute intervals, carrying up to 64,000 passengers daily.

Cost

In 2010 the estimated cost of the line was EUR1.8 billion, with the Ministry of Development allocating EUR5 million to the Cabildo de Tenerife to plan its construction.[1]

Route

The proposed route of 80 km will contain 7 railway stations with a possible extension to Fonsalía, but starting from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Costa Adeje, with the journey taking approximately 42 minutes.[2] Stations will be located in:[3]

Tren del Norte

Along with the Tren del Sur plan, the Cabildo de Tenerife is studying a rail line linking northern towns on the island.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Memoria del Tren del Sur" (PDF). Archived from the original on 13 March 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Datos técnicos del Tren del Sur". Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ a b "El Tren del Sur de Tenerife estará operativo en ocho años y generals más de mil empleos". Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "El Cabildo suspende los proyectos constructivos del tren del sur de Tenerife". Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Tenerife to restart planning for Tren del Sur". Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Tren del Norte". Retrieved 2010.

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