- Impact: Passenger numbers to double to 14 million per year
Juan Manuel Moreno, president of the Junta de Andalucía, today inaugurated the Perchel-Atarazanas segment of the Malaga Metro, an extension that connects the subway with the historic city center.
The work has been executed by the ACCIONA-Sando joint venture and connects the AVE Maria Zambrano station with the new stations of Guadalmedina –next to El Corte Ingles– and Atarazanas, in the Alameda Principal, crossing under the Guadalmedina river.
The project built by the joint venture, with a budget of more than €103 million, was awarded by the Public Works Agency of the Andalusian Autonomous Government (AOPJA) and runs through the historic, tourist and commercial center of the capital, which gives the route, and the works executed a vital role in the city.
The projected number of passengers on the Malaga metro will double from seven to 14 million passengers per year after the construction of the new segment.
The opening of this project –awarded in 2021 as "Best Andalusian Public Works" by the Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla Branch of the Association of Civil Engineers–was attended by the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, and the Andalusian Regional Minister of Public Works, Marifrán Carazo, among other authorities. In addition, Justo Vicente, CEO of ACCIONA's Construction business for Spain, Portugal and Africa, and Manuel José García Alconchel, ACCIONA's Director of Construction in Southern Spain, also attended.
ACCIONA has the technical credentials and experience in developing urban mobility solutions. In recent years, the company has participated in 44 projects in seven countries. In terms of railroads and metro lines, ACCIONA has built 3,000 kilometers of track, 1,200 kilometers of which are high-speed lines. The company also has extensive experience in subway construction, with more than 600 kilometers of tunnels completed.