Through this initiative, the enclave is committed to maritime-port traffic through the railway, which will facilitate the transport of goods from the port to the center of Spain. Specifically, the station offers the Castillejo-Añover and Villaseca-Mocejón lines and through these, the Madrid-Jaén, Madrid-Extremadura and Madrid-Levante routes are opened.
It is estimated that the station will channel the movement of some 72,000 tons per year, which implies the removal of a total of 1,800 trucks from the road, as well as the elimination of more than 2,000 tons of CO2.
Thanks to this change, the Port Authority will be present in the center of Spain with a weekly train loaded with grain that will return to Cartagena for importation, thus strengthening one of the first ports in the movement of this type of traffic.
The agreement, awarded for 1,054,021.32 euros, will be extended for a period of 15 years. The next steps will be to draw up and tender the necessary infrastructure projects, such as the construction of storage facilities, a discharge pit and the track casing.
Apart from this project, the Cartagena Port Authority has recently announced that it will begin the construction of its new border control post, in order to centralize all its merchandise control activities, as well as the administrative area, in the same building.
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