- The initial budget for this action, which is earmarked for work on turnouts, level crossings and other elements, is over 40 million euros
- Safety, comfort and punctuality will be improved once the planned work is completed
The Valencian Council has authorised Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) to start the tendering process for the renovation of turnouts, level crossings and various elements on the surface sections of Line 3 (Aeroport-Rafelbunyol), Line 1 (Bétera-Villanueva de Castellón) and Line 2 (Llíria-Torrent Avinguda) of Metrovalencia.
The tender budget for this action, divided into three parts, amounts to 40,303,862.39 euros, including VAT.
Part 1 has been earmarked for Line 3 and has a budget of 8,354,071.81 euros, including VAT, and an implementation period of 10 months.
The second part includes the sections Empalme-Llíria of Line 2 and Empalme-Bétera of Line 1, with a budget of 9,245,008.40 euros, including VAT, and an implementation period of 12 months.
The third part is allocated to the València Sud – Villanueva de Castellón section of Line 1. The financial endowment is 22,704,782.18 euros, VAT included, and the implementation period is expected to last for 30 months.
With these works, changes will be made to switches and crossings (turnouts, escape routes, crossings, expansion devices, etc.) and level crossings with vehicle traffic, as well as those between platforms and pedestrian crossings.
These actions have been planned with the aim of addressing the deterioration of these elements, caused by the passage of time and weather conditions.
Both the switches and crossings and the level crossings are the parts of the network that cause most problems in terms of maintenance, and therefore they need to be replaced in the short or medium term. Once this work has been completed, there will be a substantial improvement in the railway service in terms of safety, comfort and punctuality.