Beginning > Government of The Balearic Islands>The inauguration of the electrical service to cover the Palma-Link line establishes the bases of the railway of the future in Mallorca
Most current: 16/02/2012
With the journey that today transfers the main authorities since the intermodal station|season from Palma as far as Inca the integral service of electrical train of the Palma-Link line comes off opened officially. This fact means, undoubtedly, a point of inflection in the history|story of the railway of Mallorca, as the step|passage of the steam meant fifty years ago in|on the diesel. The electrification of the service of train means a radical change in the train exploitation and establishes the bases of the railway of the future in the island.
The event|act of today has been presided over by the president of the government of the Balearic Islands, José Ramón Bauzá, accompanied of the president of the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, Pere Rotger, of the president of the Council|Piece of Advice of Mallorca, Maria Salom, of the counselor of Agriculture, Environment and Territory, Biel Company, like this also as|like of the batles of the towns for where it goes the line, and other representatives of the autonomic Administration, of public and private institutions, of organizations of the civil society of Mallorca and of the adjudicator companies of the works and of the service.
After the progressive implementation of this service during the two last months, in which the electrical train has lived together with the diesel in the Palma-Link journey|route, from tomorrow, 17 February, this line will be electrical in a general way. To offer this new electrical service, SFM will have five units of three cars and eight units of four cars. The total investment|inversion for the starting of the service of electrical train is a hundred million euros, between purchase of mobile material and electrification of the line.
The traveller will be the main one benefited of this new service, faster, comfortable, accessible and safe|sure. In terms on duty, the utilization of these electrical trains will allow to reduce the duration of the journey|route between Palma and Inca, since they have a major capacity of acceleration and of braking. All this will entail a time|weather of minor displacement|trip and a major comfort for the users during the journey.
Moreover, the modernization of the service, which means the circulation|traffic through electrical units of train, contributes substantially to the care|cure of the environment, since the electrical trains are less noisy and cleaner. On the one hand, they mean a reduction in the pollution, since the treatment of waste is avoided and the emission|broadcast of polluting gases, and of the other one is reduced, the acoustic pollution is reduced considerably to the zones at the same time|on the way of the train, since the electrical traction produces levels of noise inferior to those of the diesel traction.
The inn in service of the electrical trains means an adjustment of the commercial timetables|schedules motivated by the reduction in the duration of the journey|route, thanks to the best benefits|features of the new electrical units, as well as by|because of|from|out of the need to make the transfer
in the station|season of Link in all the trains with origin or destination in Manacor or sa Pobla. The user can inform himself in the web www.trensfm.com or in telephone 971 177 777.
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