The Goods Station, a strategic project for the future of the Industrial Estate and Ourense

The Goods Station in Polígono San Cibrao, key in the development of the most important business center in the province of Ourense.

Empresas Polígono San Cibrao aéreas

Currently, the Polígono San Cibrao Businessmen Association is working actively in all areas for the installation of a Railway Freight Station on the City of Transport of the Polígono San Cibrao.

Polígono San Cibrao is located 10 km from Ourense, where, within a radius of only 2 kilometers, is the city’s business belt (Pereiro de Aguiar business park, and industrial parks Barreiros and Seixalbo).

The companies located in these industrial estates move more than 3 million tons of goods per year by road, equivalent to some 120,000 trucks .

As we know, the transfer of goods from road to rail is a priority objective of governments and of the EU itself due to energy and economic savings, less pollution, reduction of accidents or less occupation of the territory, among other reasons.

Reception of goods in Ourense

At present, the city of Ourense and its neighboring municipalities have three places for the movement of goods by rail.

Empalme station in the capital; the Polígono San Cibrao, where there is a derivation of the Zamora line that only the Coren company uses for the movement of feed; and the Taboadela station, where urban solid waste is handled and sent by train to Sogama and which is just over 3 km from Polígono San Cibrao.

90% of the province’s merchandise moves in the last two enclaves, one more piece of data that justifies the construction of a single station in the industrial area, which is where the vast majority of the goods arrive and leave from. goods.

On the other hand, only 10% of the goods move at the Empalme de Ourense station, although it occupies an area of ​​140,000 m 2 in the middle of the urban area, in the A Ponte neighborhood .

With the transfer of the Goods Station to the Industrial Estate, as proposed by the Employers’ Association, those 140,000 m 2 would be released for citizen use in a central neighborhood of the city with a lack of community services, In addition to cleaning up an area today degraded precisely by the transport of goods, especially cement.

Google Maps image of the current Empalme Station in the city of Ourense

Preliminary draft

Currently, there is already a blueprint for the construction of a new freight station in San Cibrao, commissioned by the Association of Entrepreneurs itself and raised from the optimization of existing resources .

It is located on land that borders the transport city, of 103,560 m 2 , to which 26,319 m 2 more would be added with this proposal.

It involves connecting two passing tracks and two dead tracks on both sides of an unloading platform and connected in turn to the track that connects the Taboadela station and the Coren terminal.

The estimate of the cost of this new terminal is 20.5 million euros .

Proposal Association of Employers for the Station of Goods in the Polígono San Cibrao

Support received for the proposal

On the occasion of the drafting of the preliminary draft for the construction of the Goods Station , since the beginning of the year the Association has maintained an intense round of contacts with all public administrations with the aim that they understand and share the importance of this infrastructure for the province.

As a result of these contacts, support for the project has been taking place in recent weeks.

Among the first supports are that of the city council of San Cibrao das Viñas and the Provincial Deputation of Ourense, who endorsed the relevance of the construction not only for San Cibrao but also for the entire province of Ourense.

Likewise, the presidents of entities such as the Confederación de Empresarios de Galicia, the Confederación Empresarial de Ourense and the different business associations have shown their support and consensus with it.

The latest endorsements for this initiative were produced in the Galician Parliament, the Ourense City Council and, finally, in the Congress of Deputies.

The Galician Parliament unanimously approved the non-law proposal to demand that the Central Government draft the draft.

The plenary session of the City Council of Ourense, held on Friday, May 7, 2021, unanimously supported the project for the Goods Station in the San Cibrao Industrial Estate.

In the same way, on Monday, May 10, in the Congress of Deputies during the Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda Commission, it was approved to carry out the preliminary construction project, at the proposal of the Popular Parliamentary Group.

From the Polígono San Cibrao Entrepreneurs Association we want to thank each and every one of the support that a project that we consider viable, necessary and strategic has received. From the association and from each of our companies, we will continue working day by day to achieve this and other objectives that we set for our Polygon and for the province from the conviction that the sum makes us stronger and better.