SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, May 10. (EUROPE PRESS) –
Metrotenerife has concluded its participation in the Trambahía de Cádiz with the final phase of monitoring and commercial supervision that it has been carrying out in the last six months for this new transport, a hybrid model, pioneer in the national territory, which can circulate both on tram platform like on the railway.
It was in 2016 when the Public Works Agency of the Junta de Andalucía awarded Metrotenerife, in temporary union with the company GPO Ingeniería de Sistemas, the technical consulting services for the pre-operation, start-up and initial supervision in phase of commercial operation of the train-tram of Cádiz. This contract has allowed the company from Tenerife to form part of a project that, at present, is unique in the panorama of infrastructures in Spain for combining the tram and rail system.
For the good performance of the technical assistance services, led by the company’s management, the regular and regular presence of professionals from the different Metrotenerife departments has been necessary, especially from the Operation and Maintenance areas. The team was made up of Iñaki Díez, who served as an expert advisor on farm management; Ignacio Teresa, as a specialist in organization and maintenance; and Marcos Hernández, manager of the Tenerife tram Control Post, as an operation technician. For their part, Carmelo Darias, Jesús Fuentes and Manuel Trujillo carried out the tasks of line manager, trainer driver and main driver, respectively.
In general terms, Metrotenerife’s powers in this project have focused on the development of standards, regulations and certifications for the operation of the service, the development of the different tests, the theoretical and practical training of personnel linked to the service or training in computer-aided maintenance management (CMMS). All this in coordination with the Junta de Andalucía and Renfe, the company in charge of the operation of the Trambahía.
Five and a half months after its entry into service, the Cádiz train-tram has exceeded one million passengers, registering an average of 6,000 passengers per day. The 24 kilometer line operates between the towns of Chiclana de la Frontera, Puerto Real, San Fernando and Cádiz.