Infrastructures

Road Network

Rail Network

Ports and Airports

Gas Network

Industrial Land

Road Network

Galicia has a modern road network that provides fast, safe links between its four provinces, the rest of the peninsula, and Europe as a whole.

 

Significant improvements have been made to the road network in recent years, helping to cut travel times and increase road safety. New investments are being made in motorways, highways and other fast road links to provide Galicia with a complete and efficient road network. 

 
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red viaria 3
 

Rail Network

Today there are rail links between Galicia’s main cities, which also connect the region with the rest of Spain and Portugal. The investment plan for the Galician rail network includes the high-speed AVE train that will connect the main cities with each other, and with Madrid in a maximum time of 2 hours and 59 minutes.

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Red Ferroviaria
 

Ports and Airports

Puertos Aeropuertos

Galicia occupies a privileged maritime position, with 127 ports along its coastline. The most important, from north to south, are San Cibrao, Ferrol, A Coruña, Vilagarcía, Marín and Vigo. The ports of Ferrol, A Coruña and Vigo are located on the main international maritime transportation routes between Europe, America and Asia, placing Galicia’s ports in a strategic position that has allowed for a degree of specialisation in loading and unloading bulk products, fishing products and different types of general goods. It also has regular feeder lines and receives numerous cruise liners. The region’s ports are amongst the most important in Spain for the amount of fresh and frozen fish unloaded on their quaysides.

 

With the aim of equipping Galicia with the best and largest port infrastructures, and putting the region at the cutting edge of international sea transport, a series of major projects have recently been carried out to construct the Outer Harbour of Ferrol, which is now operational, offering logistics services for large international container companies thanks to its large surfaces and draughts, together with the Outer Harbour of A Coruña, destined to be a major port and industrial centre.

 

Galicia has one of Spain’s three free zones in Vigo, the only one in the northwest of the Peninsula.

 

The communications infrastructures described above are complemented by three airports in A Coruña, Santiago and Vigo, all of which meet the European Commission’s requirements to be considered as international EU airports. The three airports now offer daily flights to Spain’s main cities, as well as direct international flights.

 

Gas Network

Red de gas

The gas pipeline between Braga-Tui-Ribadeo-Asturias-León has a diameter of 20”, providing Galicia with a capacity for 5 billion therms/year thanks to the construction of compressor stations. The main gas pipeline splits into four high-pressure branch lines at 80 bar (AP 80) - to Ourense (10"),  Ferrol (8"), A Coruña (14") and Curtis (4")-  together with other high pressure branch lines at 16 bar (AP 16) that supply the networks of towns close to the main pipelines and the city of Lugo.

 

In addition to the Galician gas network, there is the regasification plant in Mugardos, in the area of Ferrol, with a regasification capacity in its first phase of 63,945 GWh/year, and of 93,011 GWh/year in its second phase.

 

Industrial Land

Suelo Industrial

Galicia has more than 100 industrial, business and service estates in its four provinces, covering a surface of more than 47,000,000 m². New business parks are currently planned or under construction, which will increase the offer of available land by more than 25,000,000 m², configuring an infrastructure that will be available in the coming years for newly arrived businesses.