The revolution of an European MICRO-NATION: all localities connected by trams and cableways

A new path traced to solve the issue of traffic and environmental sustainability

Credits:, Aline Cardoso

The goal: to reduce the growth of traffic in one of the smallest states in Europe. The solution: connecting all its centers by trams and cableways.

The revolution of an European MICRO-NATION: all localities connected by trams and cableways

# The problem: too many cars for a small country

About 224,000 private vehicles travel every day through the roads of the principality of Andorra, a state that is too small to hold so many wheeled vehicles. The forecast is that travelers on public and private transport will increase from 337,000 today to 400,000 by 2030. To meet the sustainability goals that the country has set itself, it is therefore necessary to devise a plan to allow new travelers not to use their private vehicles.

# A new mobility: trams and cableways

The idea of Andorra government is therefore to create a new public transport system on rails and beyond. Currently, the tram runs the stretch between Sant Julià and Escaldes-Engordany, with three cable car connections to the airport. The proposal is to expand the tram line and develop new cableway connections, so to allow all Andorrans to contribute to the reduction of emissions of polluting gases and allow the State to achieve its green goals within the set times.

Credits ufficio stampa Atm – tram Milano1928 o Carrelli

# The Andorra way

The little state of Andorra is not the only one facing the problem of four-wheeled mobility. In Europe there are many cities and states that have decided to promote ecological mobility.


The direction of Europe and the world is to conserve our planet by reducing harmful gas emissions: Andorra’s strategy is to build rails, expand tram lines and build new connections via the cableways.