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  • The president reaffirms his commitment to mobility and sustainability so that Alicante can have the infrastructure it deserves after “years of waiting”
  • He urges the state government to “speed up” permit approvals for the Luceros connection with the Renfe station, and stop letting Alicante “fall to the bottom” of their priority list

The president of the Generalitat, Carlos Mazón, reported that a “new stage” of “significant investments” in mobility that will reinforce sustainability and solidify public transport in the city of Alicante and in the whole province has begun.

During the ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of TRAM d’Alacant, the head of the Consell praised the mobility model introduced in the late 90s. This model transformed the Valencian Community into a “European exemplar”, establishing the groundwork for a “modern” and inclusive system.

The president reaffirmed his commitment to sustainability so that Alicante can have the infrastructure it deserves after “years of waiting”, and in this regard, stressed that “it is time” to accelerate pending works.

The president highlighted an eight-year wait for the Luceros to Renfe Station connection project and urged the state government to “speed up” the permits for the adjacent land. He emphasised the need to stop putting Alicante at “the bottom” of their priority list, as happened “with the water and the General State Budget”.

Carlos Mazón pointed out that the time has come to return to making “significant investments”, which are “necessary” and “fair”, and recalled that the province has always responded to them with an economic return in terms of growth and welfare, as demonstrated by connections such as the high-speed railway or the airport. In this regard, he also stressed that “Elche is going to have the TRAM”, despite the fact that for eight years the state and regional governments “have refused” to do so.

The president praised ministers who laid the groundwork for the Valencian Community’s major infrastructure plan. He cited José Ramón García Antón as an example, emphasising his talent for merging “visionary” ideas with “practical” action.

Notably, Garcia Antón led the Public Works portfolio during a period marked by “unprecedented investments in Alicante by the Valencian Government”.

20 years of TRAM

The event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the TRAM d’Alacant was attended by the Minister of Environment, Water, Infrastructure and Territory, Salomé Pradas; the manager of FGV, Alfonso Novo; and the mayor of El Campello, Juan José Berdeguer Alcobendas.

President Mazón made the trip from El Campello station to the TRAM d’Alacant workshops in the same town, where he visited the facilities and received information on the evolution of technology and wagons in these 20 years.

The TRAM d’Alacant was launched on 15 August 2003 and Alicante was the first city in Spain to have an electric light rail service with high performance and quality standards.

This network features four interconnected lines, integrating train and tram services on a shared infrastructure. Since its inception, it has transported 138,520,360 passengers.