The private and public project amounts to a total exceeding 1,800 million euros, and it involves the construction of 27 kilometres of new track, 53 new stations and various depots, which cover the entire stretch of the current Red Line (6.8 km) and the construction of the new Green Line, which will be 20.6 km in length. The contract also includes the design and supply of 114 new Urbos trams for the new line and the refurbishment of the 46 units that are currently in service on the existing Red Line.
The consortium will supply the signalling, energy and communication systems, and will be in charge of the operation and maintenance for 15 and 25 years respectively, with the possibility of extending the term of operation.
The CAF Group’s supply part of this project exceeds 500 million euros and consists of the supply of new units and the refurbishment of existing ones, the supply of signalling, energy and communication systems in addition to project integration. The Group will also have a 50% stake in the SPV company that will manage the operation and maintenance of both lines for an approximate amount of 1,000 million euros.
The project is expected to begin this year with the new network fully operative by 2025. The Red Line, inaugurated in 2011 (see piece of news), currently extends along 13.8 km with 23 stations distributed on the route, and provides transport to over 145,000 passengers on average per day.