- The works between the stations of Alicante and Amado Granell were interrupted by the declaration of the state of alarm.
- The construction of this line as a whole has a budget of 50 million euros and is co-financed by the European Union.
The Generalitat (Valencian regional government) is carrying out the first works for the construction of the track superstructure, architecture and equipment of the underground section of the future Line 10 of Metrovalencia, which will connect the city centre of Valencia with the Nazaret district.
The actions planned along the underground section where Alicante, Russafa and Amado Granell stations are located have a budget of over 25 million euros.
In the last few days, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) has been carrying out pressure cleaning works of the screens and floors, as well as the repair of the existing facilities, prior to the works that will allow to officially refurbish the tunnel and stations of this section.
The actions planned for the underground section include the installation of the track equipment, drainage and side channels for high voltage; and the architectural work for the three stations which includes brickwork, finishes, flooring, vertical cladding, furniture, etc.
Also included in this project are electrical and lighting installations; mechanical, plumbing and sanitation installations; ventilation, fire protection; communications; lifting equipment (escalators and lifts); signposting and furniture. The development of the areas affected by the work is also planned, in particular the access to the stations and their surroundings.
The construction project for this line as a whole has a budget of 50 million euros and is co-financed by the European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) operational programme for the Community of Valencia 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 offer of the Metrovalencia network and favouring the implementation of a sustainable mobility model in the city and its metropolitan area.
The first works of this infrastructure began in 2006 and were stopped in 2011, due to a lack of budget, after investing around 200 million euros. On 12 June 2017, the President of the Generalitat himself, Ximo Puig, announced that the Generalitat would resume, after years of abandonment, the work financed by the European Union.
Line 10 combines underground and surface sections, with a distance of 5.3 kilometres and 8 stations and stops, three underground and five on the surface. In this way, citizens have about three kilometres of tramway platform now available for use by pedestrians and cyclists.
As part of the actions planned by the Generalitat for the implementation of Line 10, last February the construction of the ramp connecting the underground and surface sections was completed at the level of Avinguda Amado Granell and which has also included the construction of the Hermanos Maristas surface stop.
In turn, last week the bidding process for the pending actions that had been stalled by the declaration of the state of alarm was resumed. The first of these actions includes the installation of the line’s signposting, communication and safety systems, initially budgeted at 7.1 million euros.
The other contract affects the adaptation works of the section on the surface that includes the development and equipment of the stops and the lighting of the section already running, as well as the construction of the workrooms or provisional depots in Nazaret. This last tender amounts to 8 million euros.