Ayesa will be the engineering firm in charge of the expansion. The city council has awarded the consulting and technical assistance contract for the drafting of the Special Plan and the Strategic Environmental Assessment document for the San Bernardo-Santa Justa dedicated line section (since it is not included in the PGOU (Land-Use Planning), as well as the specific construction project for the first phase, between the aforementioned San Bernardo station and Nervión.
The cost will amount to €363,000 including VAT, and the implementation period for the work will span a maximum of 20 months.
The Metrocentro is a public transport system which covers Seville town centre. It entered into service in 2008, running between el Prado de San Sebastián and Plaza Nueva. It wasn't until 2011 that the line was extended to include San Bernardo as well. Currently the line is 2km long with 5 stops.
Its objective is to act as a shuttle between the city centre and the main means of public transport: urban and metropolitan buses, suburban trains and the Seville Metro. In 2016 it provided transport for over 4 million passengers.
The new 1.2km section to Nervión will link San Bernardo with existing shopping centres in the area around Avenida de Luis de Morales and the Sanchez Pizjuán (Seville FC) Stadium.
Alongside this, the Special Plan includes a potential extension to Santa Justa station, which is contemplated in the current Land-Use Planning (PGOU) as one of the main inter-modal nodes of the city. This includes the route and the allocation of workshops and garages.
Furthermore, Ayesa will carry out archaeological inspections in order to detect possible additional sites away from the route.