- In total, 8,000 metres of railroad track will be used to connect the Alacant, Russafa and Amado Granell stations
- The surface section works which include the construction of the temporary depot are currently being carried out
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) has received the first rails for the underground section of the future Line 10 of Metrovalencia, as part of the refurbishment works of a section that, in total, will have about 8,000 metres of railroad track.
The public company has received part of these pieces measuring 18 metres and weighing more than 184 tonnes in total. A total of 444 bars are scheduled to be installed in the underground section linking the Alacant, Russafa and Amado Granell stations from next March.
The works planned along this section are currently underway, with a budget of over 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, furnishing, escalators, lifts, etc.
Operations carried out on the surface section
Together with the works in the line’s tunnel, FGV is working on the refurbishment of the track superstructure, architecture and equipment of Metrovalencia’s Line 10 (Alicante-Natzaret), corresponding to the surface section, from the tunnel exit at the Amado Granell ramp to the Natzaret district, with a budget of over six million euros.
The actions planned in this project also include the construction in the Natzaret district of the provisional depot for the tram units that will run along this extension of the current Metrovalencia network.
Accordingly, FGV has recently held a meeting with representatives of the Natzaret Neighbourhood Residents’ Association to inform them about the progress of the construction work on this line.
In this online meeting it was confirmed that the tram depot is temporary and that it will be in service until this extension is connected to the current tram network in 2024, as planned.
Line 10 Features
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 construction project for this line as a whole is co-financed by the European Union, through the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) operational programme for the Valencian Community.