News about the project “Gran Canaria-Express“ (train connection between Las Palmas and Maspalomas) – the isle administration acceded to the general feasibility of the whole project, so Román Rodríguez, vice president and responsible secretary concerning the field of transportation. For the first time detailed information pertaining the about 1 billion expensive train project are available for press and public.
In this context approximately 20 kilometres (42%) of the altogether 48 kilometres long route will take their course subterrestrial, further 3.7 (7%) kilometres will be made up of crossovers. The remaining distance of about 24,28 kilometres (51%) shall be covered abovegroundly.
Up to now 9 stages are regarded as fix points, such as Parque de San Telmo (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), the hospital Insular, Jinamar, Telde, the airport, Carrizal, Arinaga, Vecindario and finally Playa del Ingles.
Nevertheless, the basically given approval of the isle administration does not state concrete aspects concerning the real start of construction of the train connection because a significant amount of details has to be clarified yet.
With this project idea other communes were also made considering similar ventures. Arranging a study checking the actual feasibility of an additional connection to Agaete in the north of the isle as well as the efficiency and profitability of the “Gran Canaria- Express“ is the essential challenge at this time, Román Rodríguez declared at a press conference.