FGV progresses in the construction of Line 10 in Valencia and the modernization of Line 9 in Alicante

Ferrocarils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) maintains as the main objectives in the short term to continue with the expansion and fine-tuning of the operations of Metrovalencia and TRAM d’Alacant.

The planned investments concentrate on the launch of Line 10 of Metrovalencia, in the midst of the construction process, and the completion of the modernization of the connection between Benidorm and Denia, as well as the execution of the project that will allow it to link the station of Luceros with that of Adif in Alicante.

Once completed, Line 10 will link the centre of Valencia with the City of Arts and Sciences and the neighbourhood of Natzaret, greatly expanding the transport offer of the Metrovalencia network. It combines underground and above ground sections, with a route of 5.3 kilometres and 8 stations and stops (3 underground and 5 above ground).

The construction project for the totality of this line is co-financed by the European Union, through the operational programme of the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) of the Valencian Community 2014-2020, which contributes 50%.

Application of the BIM methodology

The planning and execution of the works on Line 10 has represented for FGV the starting point for the application of the BIM methodology.

FGV, taking the role of engine for the implementation of the BIM in the railway public works sector, has developed its own implementation plan, based on the integration of the methodology into the internal processes of infrastructure and asset management from the design and project phase to the operation and maintenance phase through the management of the works so that:

  • BIM demands and requirements are established in the invitations to tender for new projects and works.
  • Demanding objectives are set in terms of training and the use of methodology at internal level.
  • “Pilot” projects and works are carried out to gain the necessary experience through lessons learnt in terms of objectives and uses.
  • A BIM manual has been drafted for the management of associated internal processes.

FGV is at the forefront of public administrations of its kind in terms of the implementation of the BIM methodology in the integral management of the life cycle of its assets, as enacted by the Directive 2014/24/EU, and mandatory from 2019, as laid down by the inter-ministerial commission, for the invitations to tender for new public infrastructures.