- The budget amounts to 12,029,302.39 euros, including VAT, and the work has an implementation period of 12 months.
- The new infrastructure will be located downstream of the current one and will be about 370 metres long
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) has started the bidding process for the implementation of the works on the new Quisi viaduct in Benissa, Line 9 (Benidorm-Dénia) of TRAM d’Alacant. This proceeding will allow to build a new viaduct near to the current one, also located on the Quisi ravine, downstream to the existing viaduct, on a slant compared to the old one and with a length of 370 metres.
The public company has tendered for these works for an amount of 12,029,302.39 euros, VAT included, and has established a completion period of 12 months.
The current Quisi viaduct was built between 1913 and 1915, as part of the line linking Alicante and Dénia. The refurbishment work carried out by FGV on this section has enabled it to remain open to the current diesel trains.
However, it has been necessary to consider the construction of a new bypass to allow the new hybrid trains (electric-diesel) to run, incorporated by FGV as part of the modernisation plan for this line.
The investments made and planned by the Generalitat between Benidorm and Dénia include the renovation of track, construction of viaducts, bridges and slopes, improvements in rolling stock and the improvement of safety, communications and energy facilities.
The aim of these investments is to be able to maintain the development, guaranteeing the quality of the service and, in turn, reach the quality standards of the rest of the FGV network in Alicante.