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Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca

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Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca
Number of lines3
Number of stations29
Daily ridership4.8 million (2019)[1]
Began operation1994 (1994)
System length85 km (52.82 mi)[2]
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) metre gauge

Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca (Catalan pronunciation: [səɾˈvəjs fəroviˈaɾiz ðə məˈʎɔɾkə]) or SFM is a company which operates the metre gauge railway network on the Spanish island of Majorca. The total length, including Palma Metro, also operated by this company, is 85 km.


Mallorca historic rail map

In 1977, the line PalmaInca was the sole remnant of a network that once connected Palma with most of the island. In 2001, the section Inca – Sa Pobla reopened, followed by the section Inca – Sineu in 2002 and Sineu – Manacor in 2003.

The expected extension of the branch line from Sa Pobla onwards to Alcúdia in 2005 has yet to be built.

The line from Manacor to Artà was under construction for a planned 2012 reopening. The project was halted in 2013 (with most of the groundwork completed) and an announcement made that the route instead was to be converted "for the time being") to a via verde for cyclists and walkers.


SFM line
Mallorca current rail map

€30m was invested in electrifying the whole line, from Palma to Inca, at 1.5 kV DC, which was completed in 2011. CAF EMUs have been purchased;[3] these displaced diesel vehicles, which were then sold to Overview LDA[4] and to Kenya Railways for use on suburban services in Nairobi.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TIB - Noticia: Más de 16,5 millones de viajeros utilizaron el transporte público interurbano en Mallorca durante el 2019". www.tib.org. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  2. ^ Image of train
  3. ^ "Palma – Inca goes live". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  4. ^ "World rolling stock market August 2012 - Railway Gazette". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  5. ^ 2020-03-03T10:14:00+00:00. "Nairobi DMU deal signed". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 3 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

External links[edit]

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