Photo: Benjámin Zelki

SPAIN: Barcelona transport authority ATM announced on July 23 that it had approved the project to build a tram line along Avinguda Diagonal to connect the city’s two tram networks, which are currently not connected.

The 4·3 km route would link Francesc Macia with Glòries on metro Line 1. Francesc Macià is the terminus of routes 1, 2 and 3, which cover the western part of the city; routes 4, 5 and 6 serve the northeastern part of the city.

The project was previously rejected in a public referendum in 2010, but has been reactivated by Mayor Ada Colau. It also includes a reduction in motor traffic on Avinguda Diagonal.