SPAIN: Services on the light rail line in Granada opened to passengers at midday on September 21.
The 15⋅9 km route runs from Albolote in the north to Armilla in the south. Thre are 26 stops, of which three are on a 3 km underground section in the city centre.
CAF has supplied a fleet of 15 five-section light rail vehicles. Services are operated by the Avanza Metro de Granada joint venture of Avanza, Tuzsa and Corporación Española de Transporte. Services run from 06.00 (07.30 on Sundays) to 23.00, extended to 02.00 on Friday and Saturday nights.
Initial ridership is forecast at 30 000 passengers a day, with a target of 11 million passengers in the first year of operation. This is expected to rise to 12·6 million in 2019 and 13·5 million in 2020.