Puerto Centro


Terminal Intermodal Puerto Centro

Terminal Intermodal Puerto Centro Madrid (Guadalajara - Marchamalo)

Port Tarragona has 150,000 m2 in 'Ciudad del Transporte Puerto Centro', the most important logistics and services platform on the Iberian Peninsula, which is located in the area of influence of Madrid, near Guadalajara and Marchamalo.

The ‘City of Transport’ will attract new maritime traffic to the Port of Tarragona from the centre of Spain and at the same time will attract continental traffic by rail.


Port Tarragona and Puerta Centro-Ciudad del Transporte have consolidated the agreement that will allow the Catalan infrastructure to expand to the centre of the Iberian Peninsula and establish itself in what will be the most important logistics and service platform in Spain, with the capacity to channel the main flows of national, European and international goods between rail and road to the maritime ports and the centre of the country.

The main aim of Port Tarragona is to develop a multipurpose intermodal terminal in this strategic location between Guadalajara and Marchamalo (Castilla-La Mancha), 70 km from Madrid and connected to the main road and rail communication routes in the country.

The future intermodal terminal, which will be called the Puerto Centro Intermodal Terminal, will cover some 150,000 m2. This new infrastructure will be complemented by the La Boella Intermodal Terminal in Tarragona, and will promote the growth of intermodal rail-road and maritime traffic.




A Strategic Location in the Centre of the Peninsula

The Puerto Centro Intermodal Terminal will be located in the Henares corridor, the most dynamic area in the environs of Madrid, which boasts over 6 million inhabitants in a 60 km radius, and which is a TEN-TCore Network node.

Thanks to its connectivity with the main ports of the Cantabrian coast (Bilbao, Santander) and the Mediterranean coast (Tarragona, Barcelona) and its location in an industrial environment, Puerto Centro will provide high capacity in terms of load volumes, fostering the development of intermodal transport of goods by rail.

With respect to road communications, the future terminal will be connected to main transport routes (R-2, CM-101, and A-2, European Route I-90) and the rail network on the Madrid-Tarragona / Barcelona-French border line.

In terms of rail connections, the Ciudad de Transporte is connected to ADIF Line 200, which is a conventional gauge track and is connected to the Mediterranean Corridor rail network.

It is also outside the suburban railway network of Madrid, which will avoid it being limited by capacity constraints caused by metropolitan passenger traffic. This will mean notable savings in time and cost in terms of transport services and greater efficiency with respect to the infrastructures used for goods transport.

All of the above will allow goods stored in Puerto Centro to reach anywhere in the world through Port Tarragona and vice versa.




Anticipated investment and deadlines

The project development forecast spans two phases.

First Phase (10,450 m2)

    The construction of all rail facilities

    The execution of the first phase of the container storage yard.

Second phase (4,800 m2)

    The execution of the second phase of the container storage yard.

    The construction of pre-fabricated buildings (technical building, services building and warehouse for load consolidation and deconsolidation).

    The construction of the road area, roundabout and lorry parking area.


Total investment: € 20M




Future Opportunities and Main Objectives

For Port Tarragona, the project is an excellent opportunity for intermodal growth through the development of this important multipurpose and multi-client terminal in the central Iberian Peninsula, which will connect with the main seaports on the Spanish coasts.

The infrastructure will be of supra regional and international standing and will be capable of channelling the main national, European and international flows of containers and breakbulk either to or from Madrid and its metropolitan area, which includes the Port, the cities of Guadalajara, Toledo, Segovia and Ávila. It will also be one of the main centres for the regional and metropolitan distribution of the Henares Corridor.

Rail companies have expressed their interest and have put forward offers for operating in Puerto Centro and in developing services in Port Tarragona between both terminals after being informed of the project and the La Boella intermodal terminal.


Developing new maritime traffic by promoting new infrastructures and intermodal transport services. The connection to the Intermodal Terminal of La Boella in Tarragona will allow the platform to be offered as a gauge-change node when connected to the IUR gauge of the Mediterranean corridor.


  Increasing intermodal (maritime and land) rail traffic with its hinterland and expand it towards Madrid and central Spain.


Capturing continental road traffic to and from Port Tarrragona by rail


Providing the Henares Corridor with a multimodal logistics platform capable of operating with 750 metre-long trains (non-existent to date) as a reference node for the logistics chains in central Spain, enhancing the concentration of loads and economic activity, and providing for quality transport and logistics services, as instruments necessary to guarantee and promote imports and exports in central Spain.


Stimulating the commercial activities in the regions of Castile-La Mancha, Madrid, Aragon and Catalonia.


Improving employment in the area. The creation of up to 3,000 direct and indirect jobs is anticipated for the 'Puerto Centro Ciudad de Transporte' project


Contributing to the development of new production areas in order to achieve a more efficient, competitive and sustainable logistics and transport system.



The Characteristics of the new Puerto Centro Intermodal Terminal

​The Puerto Centro Intermodal Terminal will cover a total surface area of 150,000 m2 along a lateral strip to the eastern side of the 'Puerto Centro Ciudad de Transporte', with:

4 km of Iberian-gauge track


2 reception and expedition tracks for 750m-long trains


2 750m-long loading and unloading tracks


Northern connection of the Core Network Corridor with the Mediterranean Corridor


Possible southern connection with the Mediterranean Core Network to Madrid


8 points and crossings (5 escape tracks and 3 switches) to permit train manoeuvres


60,000 m2 of paved surfaces for loading and unloading, storage at height and other activities


700 positions for 20-foot containers


18,500m2 of parking area for heavy goods vehicles


Consolidation and deconsolidation warehouse


Automatic signal and telecommunications systems

500m2 technical building with enclosed security zone




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