- The project has a total budget of €27 million and marks the reopening of the railway line to international traffic.
- The old station building will be converted into a five-star luxury hotel with more than 100 rooms.
- The former station was inaugurated by Alfonso XIII in 1928 and remained in use until 1970.
The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, today inaugurated the new Canfranc station in Huesca, marking the first trains coming into service as well.
The construction of the new passenger building, with a useable area of more than 950 m2, and the new 1.6 km rail yard, are part of the wider project being carried out by ACCIONA and Avintia Construcción. The works also include hard landscaping the surrounding area and refurbishment of the old station building to convert it into a five-star luxury hotel with more than 100 rooms.
With a budget of €27 million, the project is part of the Aragón regional government’s plan to reopen the railway line to international traffic. The project is being promoted by the regional department for territorial coordination, mobility and housing through the regional government’s company, Suelo y Vivienda de Aragón.
In addition to the Minister, the inauguration was also attended by the president of Aragón, Francisco Javier Lambán; the regional minister for territorial coordination, mobility and housing, José Luis Soro; the chairman of ADIF, Isabel Pardo de Vera; and the mayor of Canfranc, Fernando Sánchez; as well as representatives from ACCIONA and Avintia.
The international station, which will begin to be refurbished and converted into a five-star hotel in the coming months, has been declared a site of cultural interest and is a landmark in the railway history of Spain and France thanks to the international line that connected the two countries during the 20th century. It was officially opened by Alfonso XIII in 1928 and remained in use until 1970.