All that remained were some regional railways, like in the urban areas of Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao.
However, today's projects prove that rail-based public transport is essential for a flourishing economy.
Each unit will include 4 access and exit doors, which will reduce the time the units are stopped for passengers to get on and off trams. Each unit has been designed to transport 192 persons, of which 50 will be seated.
There are reserved areas on the trams for persons with impaired mobility.
Budget for "Bilbao Tramway Line A", Atxuri-San Mamés stretch, PHASE 1 BILBAO CITY COUNCIL 11,75% 2.400.995 Euros BILBAO - RIA 2000, S. Quite a paradox for a means of transport unfairly branded as an anachronism and taken out of service during the 50s and 60s in cities which gave their streets and avenues over to private cars.
Today, the Tramway is the alternative to pollution-generating forms of transport in city centres.
A previous version of this webpage was made to support the Norwegian tour 'Public Transport & Urban Planning in Spain - Barcelona, Valencia & Alicante' (October 4-9, 2005).
The region of Bilbao is served by a light railway network (Euskotren). Unfortunately this study is still pending (2005-2007), but we like to present some results already. of Transport and Public Works 64,75% 13.231.018 Euros After many years went the tram has been rediscovered as an ideal alternative for the future.
Under investigation or in planning are tramways in Granada, Málaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Ribes-Nuria, San Sebastián (Donostia), Santander, Vitoria-Gasteiz and perhaps other places too.
After the post-war demolition of all tramways, except the tourist oriented tram of Sóller (Mallorca) and Barcelona's touristic 'Blue Tram', the light rail landscape was empty in Spain.
The Tramway thus becomes a driving force for a citys urban and social transformation." The new tramway serves an urban renewal area.
The fancy building of the Guggenheim Museum attracts many visitors.