Adif offers Barcelona freight terminal for 20-year lease

Adif offers Barcelona freight terminal for 20-year lease

The rental area of the La Llagosta terminal is more than 105,000 m2 and will be leased for a minimum of 16.6 million euros.

This space is made up of an 85,200 m2 intermodal freight terminal, with the use of four lanes for the provision of UTI handling services or other services related to freight logistics; an area of 19,800 m2 for other uses related to intermodal activity; and an office building. Optionally, a further area of 59,000 m2 will be made available, with the use of a 750-metre rail track and access roads to the intermodal area.

The minimum amount for the operation of these facilities is 16.6 million euros for a period of 20 years, which could be extended for a further 20 years depending on the implementation of additional investments in the basic and optional areas.

The operating company will be able to provide loading and unloading services for UTI and other services related to freight logistics, as well as shunting (with or without locomotive) and other train operations in these areas.

Operations are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2025. Adif has already invested €82 million in the terminal to adapt it to European freight standards and transform it into a strategic multimodal centre in the north of Barcelona.

The future configuration of this freight terminal will include a new reception/dispatch yard with more than 750m of parallel tracks, of mixed gauge and electrified at 3,000V.

Access to the terminal will also be modified, with a standard gauge connection to the Mediterranean corridor from the viaduct of the Barcelona-French border high-speed line, a mixed gauge connection between the La Llagosta platform and the El Papiol-Mollet line, and a southern connection to the Cercanías network.

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