The latest North of Tenerife Territorial Train Plan has received a total of 904 objections, the vast majority from action groups. In addition, there were three complaints from two different individuals, according to the Cabildo of Tenerife.
The revised plan was given initial approval during the final plenary session of the Tenerife Cabildo, held late last month, but the document remains on public display for two more months.
Cabildo councillor for the economy, Carlos Alonso, says there are “no substantial changes” in this new document but now the environmental report provides details of analysis and compensation measures for those affected.
Alonso went on to explain that the procedure to approve the plans is expected to be completed in the second half of next year and the work will be put out to tender. Eventually though, the crunch depends on having the funds available to make the project a reality.
The North railway line has a length of 37.3 km, 18.4 km of which are tunnels.
The project includes seven stops, each with a terminus to facilitate transfer between different modes of transport within each of the regions of the north.
The service speed will be 220 kph and the Cabildo predicts a demand estimate of 10,047,069 passengers per year.
Trains will run every 15 minutes at rush hour. Journey times are 33 minutes (Santa Cruz-Los Realejos), 68 minutes (Los Realejos – Costa Adeje) and 36 minutes between the North and South Airports.