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Murcia

The seventh largest city in Spain, Murcia has a population of 436,870 inhabitants. The city, which is at the center of a low-lying fertile plain, also referred to as the “orchard of Europe”, is proud of its sustainable transport measures, mostly for the reopened tram line. Great design and reliability looks to be really attractive...

Currently there is no data readily available on Murcia’s modal split, and negligible data is available concerning its mobility strategy or plans.
However, Murcia has made worthy progress in the field of sustainable urban transport. Although trams were introduced in Murcia in 1896, after 33 years in service they were replaced by buses. Yet a new 2.2 km long tramline was opened in 2007 and met with such success that a contract to extend and operate it for 40 years was offered in April 2009, with a further extension secured in June 2011. Trams run every 10 minutes during peak hours, and every 15 minutes at other times while the journey between the two end stops takes 34 minutes.
Electronic ticketing systems have been installed at all 28 stations to provide rapid and easy access of services to passengers, particularly those with limited mobility. Plans have been made for three additional tramlines, covering the entire city in an east-west and north-south direction.
Bus services in Murcia are provided by LATBUS (http://www.latbus.com/), which operates urban and intercity buses.

There is no data available regarding the challenges Murcia faces in implementing its urban mobility measures, nor on the partnerships it relies upon.

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