Ximo Puig visited the works on Metrovalencia Line 10 with the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms

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  • The visit was a good occasion to verify the advances and pace of the works, of which the commissioning is scheduled for the first half of 2022
  • This line will include a pedestrian connection from Xàtiva station to Alacant station, a project with an investment of 22 million euros that is eligible for financing from the React-EU fund

The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, visited the works on Metrovalencia’s Line 10 with the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira. The new line’s commissioning is scheduled for the first half of 2022 and will connect Valencia city-centre with the Natzaret district.

The total amount of work carried out to start up Line 10 involved an investment of more than 50 million euros. To this effect, funding from the European Union has been a key mechanism for this proceeding, which will connect neighbourhoods hitherto without service and will be the axis around which the growth of the Metrovalencia network planned by the Generalitat will be developed.

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). In particular, the visit included all the underground stations on the new line (Alacant, Russafa and Amado Granell-Montolivet), as well as the first of the line’s overground stops, the Quatre Carreres stop.

On the other hand, another fundamental part of the new Line 10 involves integrating it conveniently and practically for users with the entire Metrovalencia network. To do this, the Generalitat, through Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana, is working on two proceedings, as explained by the regional secretary of Public Works, Transport and Sustainable Mobility, María Pérez.

The first of them is the pedestrian connection, which was also visited, and which will connect the current Bailén station with the Alacant station, from where the tour with the European Commissioner began. This pedestrian connection is expected to be operational when the new Line 10 opens to the public and access will be open to both Metrovalencia users and pedestrians.

In addition, last August, the Generalitat started the tender process for the pedestrian connection that will connect Xàtiva station with Alacant station. In this case, the projected length is more than 250 metres, and it will connect both stations underground from the lobbies, starting at lobby level on the Alacant side and reaching some three metres below the Xàtiva station lobby.

This project, which will require an investment of approximately 22 million euros, is included among the proposals submitted by the Generalitat to obtain European funding through the React-EU fund, which is part of the broader European aid package approved by the European Commission in July 2020, the Next Generation EU plan.