CC-PNC will request, through a motion in the insular plenary session next Friday, the inclusion of the southern train in the General Interest Railway Network (RFIG). The nationalist councilor Félix Fariña points out that it is necessary to approve it “so that Tenerife is not left behind in terms of guided transport.”
Fariña points out that it is “a historic opportunity to receive money from Spain and Europe” to “develop this infrastructure that will improve mobility on the Island.”
The request, if the initiative is approved, would be addressed to the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda “so that the Government of Spain promotes its construction, providing it financially and accelerating its commissioning,” says Fariña.
The counselor recalls: “In Gran Canaria there is a consensus of all the political forces to implement the train and here we want it to be approved as much as possible.” He argues that “the trains are necessary and, together with other actions such as the BUS-HOV lanes and the improvement of the roads, essential to improve the mobility of people in Tenerife”. He claims CC that the Cabildo, as the competent administration to develop and promote the trains, “pronounces clearly and forcefully.” He underlines: “What is going to be debated is whether Tenerife is going to have a train or we will be left behind in terms of mobility.”
The motion also contemplates that Mobility, summon all the groups in March to establish the roadmap for guided transport on the island of Tenerife.