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  • Salomé Pradas visits FGV’s facilities and sets the objective of modernising the service and increasing the number of users

Minister of Environment, Water, Infrastructures and Territory, Salomé Pradas, visited the facilities of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) in València Sud where she held the first meeting with the public company’s management team.

During her visit, she was accompanied by the regional secretary of Infrastructures and Transport, Vicente Dómine. After learning about the projects and actions that FGV is currently developing, Pradas visited the Metrovalencia Command Post, the place from which the network’s operations are coordinated.

The Minister emphasised that “FGV is an essential tool for the Consell to meet European quality and sustainability standards in public transport. Our aim is to double the current number of passengers in Metrovalencia and TRAM d’Alacant‘s areas of influence by 2030. We want to build citizen trust in this service by enhancing its quality through upcoming expansions and improvements.”

FGV reported that in the first half of 2023, mobility reached 54,261,406 users. This figure represents an increase of 50.90% compared to the same period in 2022. In the past six months, Metrovalencia saw 45,750,820 passengers, while TRAM d’Alacant transported 8,510,586 during the same period.

After the visit, the Minister for Infrastructure explained that “we want to move forward in the modernisation of the service by implementing the best technologies, hence why our first visit was to FGV’s control centre. We firmly believe that embracing new technologies is crucial for our public service, just as Europe has envisioned.”

Finally, Pradas also held a first meeting with union representatives of the public company.