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Work starts on MetroGuagua in Las Palmas

June 28, 2017
MetroGuagua: a Gran Canaria transport breakthrough

Are you visiting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria? Or maybe you live in the Gran Canaria capital? Either way, we’re here to keep you abreast of all the latest developments in the island’s major city such as MetroGuagua.

We’re the blog with insider info about Gran Canaria. But we don’t keep it all to ourselves. Which is why we like to shout out about the breaking news stories like the MetroGuagua one.

1. Work starts on MetroGuagua: what

MetroGuagua’s the new fast high-speed line from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s  Guaguas Municipales. It will transform how people travel by bus on the island. Think of it, if you like, as an overground underground: a cross between a single-decker and Tube train.

The slogan for MetroGuagua is Un paso más hacia una gran ciudad which translates as “One more step towards a great city.” This project’s part of the Gran Canaria capital’s modernization which has already seen the gentrification of major tourist area, Parque Santa Catalina. Mayor Augusto Hidalgo has recently been seen sporting a hard hat as work gets underway on turning this idea into reality.

MetroGuagua's coming
One more step towards a great city

2. Work starts on MetroGuagua: where

One of the most popular yellow bus routes is the number 12 connecting La Isleta’s Manuel Becerra in the north to Hoya de la Plata in the south. The MetroGuagagua will still link the two but not along the Avenida Marítima. So work has started on Pio XII, the thoroughfare running from Estadio Insular to Parque Doramas.

3. Work starts on MetroGuagua: when

Work started today, as in Wednesday 28th June, on the Pio XII section and is expected to take around a year with mayor Hidalgo declaring: “Today is a historic day for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria because the project that will transform our city begins.” The whole MetroGuagua network (estimated cost: 100 million Euros) is not scheduled to be up and running until 2021, however. Each ecologically-sound vehicle will carry up to 200 passengers and there will be services every five minutes, along with exclusive lines and priority at traffic lights, in a bid to decongest one of Spain’s most car-crammed cities.