Catenary L10

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  • The Minister Arcadi España described the works as “one more step that brings us closer to the commissioning of the new Line 10, in the first half of 2022”
  • A total of ten thousand metres of catenary is scheduled to be installed along the entire section of the new Metrovalencia line

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) has begun installing the first thousand meters of catenary on the future Metrovalencia Line 10 (Alacant-Natzaret), boosting the works that will open the public company’s tramway extension in the capital next year.

The Minister of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility, Arcadi España, and the regional secretary for Public Works, Transport and Sustainable Mobility, María Pérez, have been monitoring the works, which began at the end of the tunnel at Amado Granell street towards the Quatre Carreres stop.

The Minister Arcadi España described these works on the surface section as “one more step that brings us closer to the completion of the works and the commissioning of the new Line 10 in the first half of 2022, according to the deadlines set by the Generalitat Valenciana”.

Arcadi España also stressed that this new line will expand the supply of public transport and connect the city centre with neighbourhoods such as Natzaret, Quatre Carreres and Monteolivete. As he pointed out, “Metrovalencia’s Line 10 will sustainably link up the neighbourhoods of Valencia, as well as improve the connection of tourist and administrative infrastructures, such as the City of Arts and Sciences, Oceanogràfic and the City of Justice”.

After this first day of installation, work is scheduled to continue along the line’s route until it reaches Natzaret, installing a total of ten thousand metres of catenary. The work will be ongoing throughout the month of October and will continue until the beginning of November.

This proceeding is part of the electrification works, installation of substations and link-ups of the line, with a budget of more than six million euros. In addition, this project includes the construction of two traction substations located in Amado Granell and Moreres, with the corresponding high voltage link-ups to them.

Line 10

Once completed, Line 10 will connect the centre of Valencia with the City of Arts and Sciences area and the Natzaret district, considerably extending the transport service of the Metrovalencia network. This line combines underground and surface sections, covering a distance of 5 kilometres and with 8 stations and stops (3 underground and 5 above-ground).

The construction project of this line as a whole is co-financed by the European Union, through the operational programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the Valencian Community 2014-2020.