- In addition, the construction of the new crossing points and exits in the Frequency Improvement Plan is included.
- The total tender budget for this contract, which has six lots, amounts to more than 4.8 million euros.
The Generalitat, through Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV), has started the tendering process for the drafting of the different construction projects for the extension and improvement of the service conditions of the current network of Metrovalencia.
The contract, with a tender budget of 4,826,201.16 euros, VAT included, has six lots comprising the extensions of tram lines 10, 11, and 12, the circuit in the Metrovalencia maritime area and the new crossing points at the Massalavés, Espioca and Horta Vella stops, as well as new exits at the La Cova and Benimaclet stops.
It also includes the extension of the Hermanos Machado depot and workrooms and the study of alternatives for the construction of a workroom for Metrovalencia’s Line 1. The extension of the platforms at the Porta del Mar stop on Line 5 of the TRAM d’Alacant will also be planned.
The last two lots include consultancy services for other FGV railway asset construction projects, as well as technical assistance for other network renovation and adaptation projects and their coordination in the implementation of the BIM (Building Information Modelling) methodology.
The strategic objective of these actions is to extend the tramway network in order to develop the network and meet the mobility needs of a greater number of people, by including the development of new tramway sections in areas with difficult access to the Metrovalencia service at present, as well as the linking of the two basic tramway operating axes in operation today with future operations.
The Minister of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility Arcadi España, has valued this action as “a great leap of the Generalitat in terms of mobility for Valencia, whose strategic objective is to promote public transport and meet the needs of a large number of people”.
The projects for Lines 10, 11 and 12, as announced by the Minister Arcadi España during the presentation of the connection to La Fe Hospital, “involve up to approximately 70 million euros of investment and will represent a qualitative and quantitative leap for the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana service, as it will connect areas that Metrovalencia does not reach at present”.
The actions to be carried out in the resulting project or projects include the architecture, civil works, track construction, electrification and safety and communications installations, tolls, passenger information and information on services affected by the future lines, both the route itself and the corresponding stops to be established on the section and the alternatives for connecting the new infrastructure with the current lines.
The proceedings will also include the drafting of the corresponding technical-administrative documentation for the negotiations with the competent bodies in the different aspects to be taken into account (environmental, landscape, town planning, culture, etc.), in order to carry out the respective approvals of the aforementioned documents (planning study, informative study and construction project).
In these projects the definitive routes will be the result of the final decision taken after the evaluation of the previous planning studies.
Among the projects planned is the construction of the section that will connect the future Line 10 with the seafront and will operate under the name of Line 11, linking with the tram network on Lines 6 and 8 between the Grau-Canyamelar and Mediterrani stops. Thus, the planned route connects with Line 10 at the roundabout at the junction of Avenida del Saler and Antonio Ferrandis to continue north-east along the Pont l’Assut de l’Or. The route continues along Menorca street and when it reaches Avenida de Baleares it turns right and then continues along Juan Verdeguer street, until reaching Avenida del Enginyer Manuel Soto, turning north to the vicinity of the “edificio del Reloj” (Clock building), to continue parallel to the seafront and connect with Lines 6 and 8 of the tram network between the Grau-Canyamelar and Mediterrani stops, in the vicinity of the Plaza de la Armada Española.
In addition, the drafting of the project to extend Line 10 from the Natzaret stop to Grau de Valencia, linking up with the future Line 11, has been planned. The possible proceeding would involve reaching the Plaza de Las Moreras from the Natzaret neighbourhood and then turning right to cross the Astilleros Bridge and continue along Avenida del Enginyer Manuel Soto to the vicinity of the Clock building, linking up at this point with the route of Line 11, parallel to the seafront and connected to the tram network on Lines 6 and 8 between the Grau-Canyamelar and Mediterrani stops.
This same contract also includes the establishment of the works necessary for the construction of Line 12, which will connect Line 10 with La Fe Hospital in Valencia. The new line will run along Hermanos Maristas Avenue and cross Ausiàs March Avenue, until it connects with Isla Cabrera street and continues along Vicent Marco Miranda street, then reaches Fernando Abril Martorell Avenue, where the hospital is located.
The extension of the maritime circuit will also involve a specific project to determine the connection of the Les Arenes stop with the La Marina area along Eugènia Viñes street. In this way, the route of the trams through the maritime area would be modified to improve the frequency in the connection between the Malvarrosa and El Cabanyal/Canyamelar districts and the metro line, starting from Marítim-Serrería station.