In the plenary session of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the vote of the same body was reproduced in the Cabildo: CC and PP, plus councilor Evelyn Alonso (Cs), supported and approved the proposal to promote the southern train, as well as its inclusion in the Railway Network of General Interest (RFIG) to qualify for state and European funds that allow its construction. However, PSOE and United We Can voted against the initiative, with Matilde Zambudio (Cs) as the only abstention.
With this, the City Council of Santa Cruz urges the Cabildo to promote such actions, as well as to summon the political formations represented in the insular plenary “to establish the roadmap for guided transport on the Island, as approved by the Cabildo on last June 2021. A call that the capital demands “urgently” and during the month of March.
The proposal presented by the Canary Coalition (CC) maintains that the South train project will mean for the city “a significant reduction and an improvement in communications with the centers of the east and south of the island.” Likewise, the nationalists value that “in the future” said project will be “compatible with the current tram network of the capital and the future lines that could be launched.”
Councilor Juan José Martínez demands “an effective, forceful and long-term response” for communications and mobility in Tenerife. The Southern train would contribute to this, he defends, a project that “meets the objectives set by the governments of Spain and the European Union” in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Plenary of Santa Cruz de Tenerife claims “the same rights as any other territory of the Spanish Stadium” in the distribution of funds for railway infrastructures. The agreement establishes the incorporation of the Archipelago to the Railway Network of General Interest (RFIG). In any case, guided transport must be compatible with measures such as the BUS-HOV lanes and the improvement of highways, as contemplated in the proposal approved in the plenary session of the capital.