L10 new rail installation

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  • The construction work being carried out forces traffic to be temporarily cut on Antonio Ferrandis Avenue at the junction with Amado Granell Avenue
  • These works to fit out the surface section of the line that will link the centre of Valencia with Natzaret will end on April 17th

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) has begun work to reinstall the rail of Metrovalencia’s Line 10, which was removed for safety and to facilitate the movement of vehicles in 2015, on Antonio Ferrandis Avenue, at the junction with Amado Granell Avenue.

These works for the fitting out and installation of the connecting track between the tramway platforms already built make it necessary to occupy, until next April 17th, the roadway at this point and to establish alternative itineraries to allow for the movement of vehicles to continue.

As the Minister for Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility, Arcadi España, explained during a visit to this section of the works, “the works continue to progress at a good pace, so that Line 10, which will connect the centre of Valencia with the Natzaret district, can be operational in the first quarter of 2022”. During the visit, the Minister was accompanied by the managing director of FGV, Anaïs Menguzzato.

“The existing track at this junction was removed in 2015, with the aim of promoting safe vehicle circulation and because this project had been at a standstill for years; now, with progress already made in the works, its installation is necessary, in order to connect the existing sections to the newly built ones,” added the Minister.

In addition, in order to inform the public and ensure mobility in the area, FGV, in collaboration with the City Council of Valencia, has signposted the affected areas, which indicate the alternative routes established.

These works form part of the proceedings to be carried out on the refurbishment of the track superstructure, architecture and equipment of Metrovalencia’s Line 10 (Alicante-Natzaret), corresponding to the surface section, from the tunnel exit at the Amado Granell ramp to the Natzaret district, with a budget of over six million euros.

In particular, the architectural work on the surface stops includes the refurbishment and equipping of the shelters, as well as the electrical installations and lighting, notices, tolls and passenger information and the urban development of the areas affected by the work.

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.

Once completed, Line 10 will connect the centre of Valencia with the City of Arts and Sciences area and the Nazaret district, considerably extending the transport service of the Metrovalencia network. This line combines underground and surface sections, covering a distance of 5.3 kilometres and with 8 stations and stops (3 underground and 5 above-ground).