The Full Council has approved the collaboration agreement with the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM) to connect the city’s tram system along Av. Diagonal. The text outlines action, the distribution of investment between administrations and how the new infrastructure must be managed.
The agreement sets out the two stages of work to connect the tram system in Av. Diagonal, between Pl. Glòries and Pl. Francesc Macià, and specifies who must execute the first section between Glòries and Verdaguer.
First stage: Glòries-Verdaguer
The City Council has made a commitment to execute the urban project in Av. Diagonal for this section, with pavements to be widened and a two-way bike lane and extra greenery to be added, along with the Canòpia – Àmbit Tramvia urban project. The City Council has already put both projects through its administrative procedures.
The ATM has made a commitment to fund the infrastructure, the draft project for the new management system and the acquisition of new trams.
Second stage: Verdaguer – Francesc Macià
The text also states that both administrations must draft the projects for the second stage, between Verdaguer and Francesc Macià.
They also reaffirm their wish for the infrastructure to be 100% publicly managed once the current exploitation contracts expire. In the meantime, the commitment is to increase public participation and guarantee that the benefits of improvements in profitability get passed on to the public sphere.
The approval of the agreement with the ATM and the first urban projects is the result of the agreement reached with the ERC.