The president of the Andalucía regional government, Juanma Moreno, joined Spain’s minister for transport, mobility and the urban agenda, Ms. Raquel Sánchez, to officially open the Trambahía tram-train route in Cádiz on October 26.
With the final cost totalling 267 million euros, the project, promoted by the Ministry of Development of the Junta de Andalucía, represents one of the largest investments – co-financed with European funds – that has been carried out in the area.
According to the Ministry of Transport, travel on the new service will be free with the commuter pass or Renfe railcard. The Consorcio de Transportes card may also be used to purchase a single ticket.
Given that there are portions of the infrastructure that belong to the State and another that belongs to the regional government, the Ministry and the Junta de Andalucia will share the expense of the free Trambaha in accordance with how frequently people use it.
From Chiclana to Cadiz, the train line is 24.3 km long, of which 13.9 km is in the Junta (Rio Arillo and Pelagatos) and around 10.4 km is on the state rail.
The cost of the trip will be waived with the Renfe card for frequent travelers until 2023, as specified in the General State Budget (PGE). The ticket office, vending machines, and the Renfe or Renfe Cercanas app itself are the locations where these benefits can be acquired- a 10 euro deposit is required.