- The contract awarded to the joint venture led by ACCIONA involves an extension of 2.7 kilometers and the construction of four new stations
ACCIONA, in consortium with Prodesur and Improna, has begun work on the southern extension of the Granada metro, specifically the section between Armilla and La Gloria, in Churriana de la Vega.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla; the mayoress of Granada, Marifrán Carazo, and representatives of the different companies that make up the consortium. ACCIONA was represented by Manuel García Alconchel, ACCIONA’s director of Construction for Southern Spain.
This first lot of the southern extension of the Granada metro was awarded by the Andalusian regional government to the ACCIONA joint venture for around €30 million. The work involves the extension of 2.7 kilometres of track, of which 2.3 kilometers will be double track. The project also includes the construction of four new stations (San Cayetano, La Paz, Churriana de la Vega and San Ramón).
Work on this first section is expected to be completed in 2025.
ACCIONA has outstanding technical credentials and extensive experience in the development of urban mobility solutions. In the railways and metro sector, the company has built more than 3,000 kilometers of track, including 1,200 kilometers of high-speed lines. The company is also a benchmark in underground construction, having built more than 600 kilometers of tunnels, such as the Follo Line railway tunnels (Norway) or the Legacy Way tunnels in Brisbane (Australia), which have won international awards.
ACCIONA has participated and is participating in the construction of metro lines in cities all over the world, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, San Sebastián, Málaga, Seville, Valencia, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Quito, Medellín, Hong Kong and Dubai.