Metropolitano de Tenerife came into being in the year 2001, as part of an initiative of the Tenerife Island Government to seek new public transport solutions in a territory limited in size and highly congested. Currently, Metropolitano is a solid company, dedicated to the customer and to self-sufficiency with income from the two trams lines the company operates covering all operating and maintenance costs.
The metropolitan area of the island, where the implanting of new connection routes was most urgent, was the first goal of the new company, which, in just a few years and only after an in-depth study of the situation, accomplished an efficient, sustainable solution – the Tenerife tram was born. Line 1 has been in service since 2007 and later a second line opened and formed part of the tram network in the metropolitan area. The time came to think of the rest of the island in the search for other initiatives to improve public transport. Metropolitano is working on railway projects for the north and south of the island, with the ultimate aim of building a railway network that would serve the whole island.
Between initiatives, the company continues to improve existing facilities and developing other projects… Focusing on the market, the company is growing and expanding with the same idea they started out with, seeking innovative, effective solutions in public transport. The projection and construction of various transport facilities; the analysis and design of new projects, etc. give the company integral autonomy and the capacity to export the knowledge they have achieved in the development of their own business activity.
At present, Metropolitano has the capacity to provide a range of services and assistance to other transport operators, based on the knowledge acquired through their own experience, the application of good practices implemented in their management and, finally, the accomplishment of the excellent results obtained.