- The awarded proceeding will involve turnouts, escape routes, crossings, expansion devices, buffer stops and level crossings with a maximum implementation period of 30 months.
- Safety, comfort and punctuality will be improved once the planned work is completed
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) will invest 32.1 million euros, VAT included, in renovating different surface sections on Line 1 (Bétera-Villanueva de Castellón), Line 2 (Llíria-Torrent Avinguda) and Line 3 (Rafelbunyol-Aeroport), in order to achieve a substantial improvement in rail service in terms of safety, comfort and punctuality.
In this way, the public company has awarded three joint ventures the renovation works for different switches and crossings, level crossings and various elements on the surface sections of these routes. These works will be broken down into three stages.
The Minister for Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility, Arcadi España, emphasises that these proceedings, as well as the works being carried out to enable Valencia’s future Line 10 and those included in the new Plan to Improve Metrovalencia’s Train Frequency, “guarantee the future service that Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana provides to the citizens of Valencia, its metropolitan area and other towns in the province”.
The first, which corresponds to the Almàssera-Rafelbunyol section of Line 3, has a budget of 6,883,755.17 euros, VAT included, will be carried out by the joint venture Coalvi S.A.-Mantenimiento de Estaciones S.L. and will have an implementation period of 10 months.
The second stage includes the sections Empalme-Llíria of Line 2 and Empalme-Bétera of Line 1, The budget is 7.187.069,52 euros, VAT included, it will be carried out by the joint venture Rover Infraestructuras S.A.-Rover Rail S.A and will have an implementation period of 12 months.
The third stage is allocated to the València Sud – Villanueva de Castellón section of Line 1. The financial endowment for this is 18,050,301.83 euros, VAT included, it will be carried out by the joint venture Comsa S.A.U.-Lantania S.A.U. and its works may last up to 30 months.
With these works, changes will be made to switches and crossings (turnouts, escape routes, crossings, expansion devices, buffer stops, etc.) and level crossings with vehicle traffic, as well as those between platforms and pedestrian crossings.
These proceedings have been planned with the aim of addressing the deterioration of these elements, caused by the passage of time and weather conditions.
Both the switches and crossings and the level crossings are the parts of the network that cause most problems in terms of maintenance, and therefore they need to be replaced in the short or medium term. Once these works have been completed, the railway service will be substantially improved in terms of safety, comfort and punctuality.