EAST EXTENSION OF VITORIA-GASTEIZ TRAMWAY TO SALBURUA
SERVICE FOR THE PRELIMINARY STUDY DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXTENSION TO SALBURUA OF THE TRAMWAY OF VITORIA – GASTEIZ. 2ND PHASE
2,575-metre branch line and five new train stations
Area of activity
Railways, subway and LRT
ETS – Euskal Trenbide Sarea
- Preliminary study development
The new branch line will be 2,575 m long and includes the construction of five new side platform stops identical in structure, size and shape. They will be located in Santa Lucía, La Iliada, Nicosia, La Unión and Salburua. The extension of the tramway will improve the direct connection of the neighbourhoods located in the eastern part of the city.
Specifically, the neighbourhoods of Santa Lucía and Salburua with the center, as well as with the Lakua bus station and with the areas currently served by the existing lines. It also enables the connection of these neighbourhoods with Hegoalde and the EHU/UPV campus thanks to the South extension, which is about to be put into service.
The new line will provide 13,700 residents of this area with a streetcar stop less than five minutes from their homes and another 18,300 inhabitants less than ten minutes away, and will bring with it the new development of 70,860 square meters, of which almost 22,000 correspond to the streetcar line itself with its five stops.
As a result of this project, the municipal bike paths network will grow by 2,390 linear meters. The rest of the space will be redeveloped in accordance with the guidelines agreed by the Basque Government and the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council. In addition, 95% of the new tramway route will run on a greenway.