The business community has listened by drone flights to the execution of the AVE between Pulpi, Almeria. They have identified some milestones such as progress in certain viaducts in sections close to Almeria and a slower clearing path that is slightly behind. expected. He assures us that it is impossible to achieve the 2026 date without an acceleration of the work and a greater incorporation of workers to the pits. This document was prepared by Francisco Garcia Calvo (an engineer) and other infrastructure experts. It urges to make changes in the contract to allow large construction companies to increase their funds and to speed up the work. Experts warn that "if we don't, then we won't get there."
They assure, however, that the infrastructures for the Mediterranean corridor are not just railways. They are the dry ports. The first, Pulpi, is a private initiative. The second, Nijar, is a regional public initiative. It is still in the administrative stage and doesn't even have any connection contracts with the railway. >, stated Juan Pedro Garcia, Civil Engineer Canals and Ports.
Francisco Garcia Calvo is confident that there will be a corridor in 2026, despite slow progress. The Almeria Grannada line is the most delayed. Calvo said that there was no explanation. He said that he would present a study in February. He explained that if the programming of the ministry is not changed, the line won't be implemented until 2026. This delays its commissioning until 2030.
Garcia also emphasized the urban section in Lorca with its more than two kilometers underground. You must complete the project, tender work and then execute. Garcia Calvo warned that a burying could cause a multitude of problems. He explains that El Puche had experienced it before and that the problems were already being detected. It worries me tremendously. The president of ADIF also said something that was very interesting. He suggested that there could be two phases. One for Murcia to Lorca San Diego, and one for 2026 to Almeria or Aguilas. This section, Lorca, is what worries me the most>>
It can be done for 2026. It is however very difficult. This is a complex chain that has 6 to 8 links. Garcia Calvo said that only one of the links fails and we don't succeed. He said, "You must consider the possibilities of problems and you need to accelerate to absorb them."