Hello and welcome to the Old Railway Station.
The present greenway, exclusively for cyclists and walkers, goes along the
old Val de Zafán railway line.
Originally, the project of a railway line between the port of Sant Carles de la Ràpita and Puebla de Híjar in Teruel dates from 1863 but it was not until 1891 that the first works began. The section up to Tortosa was eventually completed in 1942.
The objective was to allow access to the sea to products from Aragon.
As the works were not completed, the line was abandoned. Even so, the line was in operation for 31 years, and it was finally closed down on September 17, 1973.
Nowadays, along the greenway, we can find old railway stations, numerous tunnels, viaducts, the gorges of the Canaletes River, the Fontcalda Sanctuary,
and L’Assut dam.
In the old building at the Xerta railway station, you will find the Ebro River Interpretation Centre. Its main theme is the uses of water in the town throughout history. Different services are offered for practicing country sports as the rental of electric bicycles, as well as a farm shop selling typical Terres de l’Ebre products.
On the other hand, the building that was formerly used as the railway hangar has now become the Xerta Youth Centre.