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Signing of an agreement to build an underground section of railway through Vitoria-Gasteiz

2010 March 5

The agreement was signed by representatives of the Ministry of Public Works, the Transport Ministry, the Provincial Council of Alava and Vitoria Town Hall.

The signing ceremony, held at the Artium Museum, was attended by the Minister of Public Works, Jose Blanco, the Transport Minister, Iñaki Arriola, the President of the Provincial Council of Alava, Xabier Agirre, the Mayor of Vitoria, Patxi Lazcoz, and the President of the Railways Infrastructures Administrator (Adif), Antonio Gonzalez. The work will cost 476 million euros and will free up 300,000 m2 of land currently occupied by railway installations.

The Minister of Transport, Iñaki Arriola, emphasised that the signing of this agreement represents a "decisive step towards the integration of Vitoria-Gasteiz into the high speed railway network". The scheme, which aims to build an underground section of railway line through the city, has been backed by the Basque Government to the tune of 117 million euros. He went on to declare that, "I can assure you that the Lehendakari and every member of the Basque Government are fully committed to this project".

The Artium Museum provided the scenario for the signing of the agreement to build an underground section of railway in Vitoria-Gasteiz. This project will help to "heal the wound" opened by the railway lines that cross the city. The signing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Public Works, Jose Blanco, the Transport Minister, Iñaki Arriola, the President of the Provincial Council of Alava, Xabier Agirre, the Mayor of Vitoria, Patxi Lazcoz, and the President of the Railways Infrastructures Administrator (Adif), Antonio Gonzalez.

Guests included the Delegate of the Central Government in the Basque Country, Mikel Cabieces, members of the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Alava and Councillors of the Town Hall of Vitoria.

The agreement reached this evening to build an underground section of railway through the city involves an investment of 476 million euros. Through ADIF, the Ministry of Public Works will contribute 142 million euros, the Basque Government 117 million, the Provincial Council of Alava will pay 50 million and Vitoria Town Hall 67 million.

The next step will involve the formation in April of a Public Company which will manage all aspects relating to the project.

 

 

4 comments
  • @kallejavier
    2015 March 22

    Comentario de Twitter:
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    NO QUEREMOS 40 millones. #VGsoterramientoYA #PierdeVitoria

  • 2010 March 9

    Me alegro de que por fin haya un acuerdo para eliminar esa barrera ferroviaria y dotar a la capital de estación del AVE. Espero que dentro de poco haya también proyecto para la construcción de la estación en Bilbao y para la llegada del metro a Galdakao.

  • 2010 March 7

    y tanto, yoxu. lo curioso es que tras 30 años en Ajuriaenea, haya tenido que ser un lehendakari socialista (que no es el primero, ese es Ramon RUbial, diga lo que digan) siempre diciendo que los nacionalistas congieun ms cosas en MAdrid que los demas y hemos tenido que esperar a 2010 para que alguien decida acabar con la vias por el medio de la capital de EUskadi. Aunque no me extraña, tanto tiempo dedicado a convencer a los descarriados que andan por el monte que no han tnido tiempo de ocuparse de los que vivimos en la ciudad...me voy a por un marianito, pero rojo eh!

  • 2010 March 6

    ya era hora de que Vitoria despegara un poco

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