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    Zaragoza Tram

    Contract for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance, as well as the provision of rolling stock, for a period of 35 years, for Line 1 of the Zaragoza Tram, representing 12.80 km.

    Line 1 of the Zaragoza Tram runs from Parque Goya, in the north of the city to the Valdespartera neighbourhood in the south. It crosses the old quarter in a catenary-free section and has a total of 33 stations and 21 vehicles, each one 32 metres long, which provide a high frequency service along the line.

    The contract includes the renovation of the service networks and the urban integration of the streets through which it passes, the construction of sheds and workshops, park and ride facilities and a transport hub.

    The project is currently in operation following conclusion of construction in 2013.

    The project has obtained numerous national and international prizes including:

    • Light Rail Awards 2012 for the Best Global Project of the Year awarded by the British Ministry of Transport.
    • UITP 2012 Award for the Best Urban Integration Project.
    • Cemex International Award for Infrastructures and Town Planning 2013.

    General Information

    Location
    Zaragoza, Spain
    Contract type
    Design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance
    Infrastructure
    13 kilometres of double tracks and 33 stops, of which 2 km operate without overhead lines along the city's historic centre in order to reduce visual impact, using batteries which are charged at the stops
    Year of project completion
    2013

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