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Tarragona presents the Catalan Mediterranean Corridor

Tarragona presents the Catalan Mediterranean Corridor

Tarragona. Costa Dorada. Minister of Planning and Sustainability, Lluis Recoder, presented a political, economic and social agenda of Tarragona in the Catalan Mediterranean corridor. The Minister explained the government's proposal on the features, layout and programming of this axis as it passes by Tarragona and stressed the role it should play in stimulating the economy in the second area of ​​Catalonia in number inhabitants and important industrial and tourist center. Minister of Planning and Sustainability, Louis Recoder, today in Tarragona Agenda Catalan Mediterranean Corridor, which includes the proposal of the Government of Catalonia to develop the rail. Thus, described features, layout and programming of the corridor as it passes by Tarragona and stressed the opportunity that is to stimulate the economy and improving the transportation of passengers and goods in the territory. "The Agenda of the Catalan Mediterranean Corridor is our roadmap. The document must be used to decide which investment priority," said the Minister. "When investing, to consider the criteria of economic and social return and the majority of actions linked to the corridor have a great return in the form of new opportunities for our businesses, creating jobs and wealth for our citizens, "he added. The inclusion of the Mediterranean Corridor in the trans-European transport network, announced on 19 October, opens positive prospects in Tarragona, which is the second area of ​​Catalonia in demographic weight and center of tourism and industrial first order. In this sense, the corridor, defined as a set of rail infrastructure, is designed as a strategic axis that connects the main areas of economic activity and airport infrastructure, port and logistics with the rest of the Catalan coast and the peninsula and Europe. The Agenda for the Catalan Mediterranean Corridor rail infrastructure established to run the program and ensuring the conditions of work capacity and performance needed to transport both people and goods. In the whole field, the actions to undertake in the short and medium term, some of which are being carried out, are: Short term: Division in the new layout section Vandellòs-Tarragona (up) and the execution of the stations along this stretch: Central Station Camp, Cambrils and Montroig. Connection with the high speed line Madrid - Barcelona Perafort (up). Adaptation to mixed gauge line between conventional and Castellbisbal Castellón. New intermodal rail platform at the Port of Tarragona New rail access to Port of Tarragona in mixed gauge In the medium term: Commissioning of the new high speed line for passengers Castellon-Tarragona. Having gauge or mixed along the entire route in the corridor and double-track your referrals. Conversion to the width of the corridor mixed-Castellón Castellbisbal for goods and the connection to the Port of Tarragona. Conversion to the width of the corridor mixed Reus-Tarragona. Rehabilitation of the line Reus Roda de Bara. Adaptation to gauge the connection with the Lleida plain through the branches of Reus and valleys. New rail access to Port In his presentation, the Minister stressed the need to define, in close relation with the Mediterranean Corridor, the new rail access to Port of Tarragona, to allow wider access to new areas of international growth port and the establishment of a rail intermodal platform. "Tarragona is very important to connect the port with international gauge to Castellbisbal. And this is an action that should be top priority," the minister pointed Recoder. This is a key action to boost the economy and enhance the transport of goods to the whole territory, especially if it relates to logistics centers such as CIM Camp. He also tied to ensure good accessibility from the north, towards Barcelona and France, by adapting to the conventional line of mixed gauge.

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