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At the end of 2015, the commemorative year of its first 25 years of life, the Ministry of Public Works granted € 1,960,000 from the 1.5% cultural program. This contribution made possible the rehabilitation of the Large Shed, the construction of an annex, the adaptation of the building of the old commissary -which continues to act as a reception space and services of the Museum- and its union with the Bridge Crane Shed through a toilet module.

This financial contribution from the Ministry was key to making a qualitative leap in the trajectory of the Museum. The opportunity for the Spanish Railways Foundation to also make a complementary investment of € 157,000 that allowed intervening in other areas of the heritage facilities and transforming the equipment into a more alive, more current, more accessible museum with more preserved elements. In fact, between 2016 and 2017, a new area called Espacio Mercancías (Freight Area) was created, with the installation of a 40-meter track and three wagons at the back of the Rotunda parallel to the perimeter fence of the Museum. Also in this period, an 18 m track was built with exit from an original rotating plate of the Vilanova station to house small vehicles and a replica of a container terminal. Then, the 40 m road was extended with a new 170 m that allows the circulation of light vehicles, as is the case of a works dresina (rehabilitated by the volunteer association) that allows visitors to enjoy a tour inside the Museum.

In 2016 the Inclusion and Accessibility Plan was initiated to adapt the spaces and the offer of activities to the needs of a larger public sector, being the subsidy program of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia of great help to turn the Museum into a space at the service of people with all kinds of needs. In 2018, the reform of the Museum's educational program also began, in which it also had the financial support of the Generalitat, so that the architectural transformation was accompanied by an innovative change in the contents offered.