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The architect responsible for the Gran Canaria train project has unveiled details of the route of the rail link between Las Palmas and Maspalomas, which is due to become operational in 2015.
The plan provides for an underground section and station at Gando airport 07.11.2009
- Pelayo Suárez revealed during a recent transport conference that almost half the 57km link will be underground or through tunnels, particularly the stretch in the capital. The train will run entirely underground in Las Palmas, with three stations, and will emerge into the open on reaching Jinámar on the outskirts. The current blueprint also provides for an underground section and station at Gran Canaria Airport and at the final stop at Meloneras in the south.
Concern has already been raised at the cost of the project, which has still to receive a final funding decision from Madrid, if such a large proportion of the route is to be below ground.
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