- As part of these works for the expansion of the tramway platform, a third track will be added to the section involved.
- The operation being carried out on Antonio Ferrandis Avenue is part of the proceedings planned for the surface section of this line that connects Alicante Street with the Natzaret district.
This week the Generalitat has started the expansion work of the tramway platform at the City of Arts and Sciences stop on the future Line 10 of Metrovalencia, which will connect the city centre of Valencia from Alicante Street to the Natzaret district.
The works are being carried out on Antonio Ferrandis Avenue and involve a section of one of the vehicle traffic lanes. The aim of this operation is to add a new track to the two existing ones to facilitate possible manoeuvres and streamline the traffic of trams that will provide service throughout the whole line.
These works, which will be finished by the end of February, are included in the works to improve the track superstructure, architecture and equipment, corresponding to the surface section, from the exit of the tunnel at the Amado Granell ramp to the Natzaret district.
The budget for the implementation of these works, awarded by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) to the joint venture formed by the companies COMSA, S.A.U.– Levantina Ingeniería y Construcción S.L. is 6,205,350 euros, VAT included.
The operations planned in this project also include the construction in the Natzaret district of the temporary depot for the tram units that will run along this extension of the current Metrovalencia network.
In turn, at the junction of the carriageway of Antonio Ferrandis Avenue with Amado Granell Avenue, the reconstruction of the track is planned, since the rails were dismantled a few years ago.
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).
The planned works are currently underway along the underground section, with a budget of more than 25 million euros. The works include the installation of the entire double track and switches and crossings; drainage and side channels for installations; and the architectural work of the three stations, which includes finishes, flooring, vertical cladding, furniture, etc.
In terms of works that have already been carried out, last February the construction of the ramp connecting the underground and surface sections at the level of Amado Granell Avenue was completed. The works have included the construction of the surface stop at Hermanos Maristas, for more than 3.8 million euros.
The rest of the contracts, such as that of electrification, installation of substations and connections of the route between Alacant station and Natzaret, and the contract for signposting, communication and safety have already been awarded, are being planned and are awaiting the start of installation works.