ACCIONA has been awarded the contract to construct the pedestrian walkway for Santiago de Compostela railway station, as a key element to creating an intermodal railway station with the future bus station. It will also help to integrate the city’s historical centre with the Pontepedriña neighbourhood and the Parque de las Brañas del Sar.
The walkway, which will cover approximately 1,545 m2, will be 160 metres long and have a variable width between eight and twelve metres.It will have an average height of 13.5 metres, consisting of eight-metre high supports (pillars and lintels) and the 5.5 metre-high walkway structure.
Furthermore, to ensure pedestrians’ comfort and safety, the sides and the top of the walkway will be enclosed, designed to be an architectural feature that will better integrate with its surroundings.
In addition to constructing the walkway, the contract –worth more than €4 million– includes other works such as those related to the power supply, in order to ensure that the infrastructure has proper accessibility.Three lifts and two sets of escalators (up and down) will be installed, among other works, providing pedestrian access to the upper part of the bus station and the passenger walkway.
The interior of the walkway will be lit by natural light during the day thanks to skylights, while an LED lighting system will be used at night.The area around the Clara Campoamor plaza will also be lit using streetlights and ornamental lighting positioned in trees and shrubs.
Construction of this walkway, which is intended to convert the railway station into an intermodal transport infrastructure, is being co-financed by the regional government of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela city council and Adif, the Spanish railway infrastructure manager.