An extensive tramway network was developed in Granada at the turn of the 20th century. Until the 50’s, the network was a key method of transport between Granada and the province’s towns and factories (mainly sugar factories). However, lack of investment, competition from road haulage and marginalization on the part of the local government brought it to a close in the 70’s. Traffic was transferred to roads. Lately, a huge increase in mobility has turned roads into an unsustainable method of transport and therefore trams are being reintroduced in Granada. This article compares the two types of networks, whilst keeping in mind their economic, social and urban context.

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