Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) has awarded the contract to the UTE (Temporary Joint Venture) formed by Lantania and COMSA to complete the renovation work of Line 1 of Metrovalencia. The budget for this contract amounts to 18 million euros, including taxes, and the time period for the completion of the work is 30 months. The work will be carried out on the section between the Valencia Sud and Villanueva de Castellón stations on Line 1 of the Valencia metro.
It will mainly consist of the replacement of the existing turnouts and the activation and modification of interlockings and centralised traffic control systems (CTC) due to changes in track configurations at some stations. Several branches will also have their tracks replaced, the most significant being the section between Paiporta- Torrent (3,600 m) and Espioca- Almaguer (1,880 m). In addition, the level crossings will be renovated, both for vehicles and pedestrians, which will involve refurbishing the track in the affected area. A Strail type level crossing which is made from a mixture of recycled and new rubber will also be installed.
The main work that will be undertaken is the replacement of 45 turnouts, the supply and installation of 14,374 prestressed monoblock concrete sleepers and the supply and placement of 24,932 m3 of ballast.
The renovation work will affect the stations of Paiporta, Picanya, Torrent, Alcasser, Picassent (San Ramón), Benifaió, Alginet, Carlet, Alcudia, Massalaves, Alberic and Villanueva de Castellón. Metrovalencia Line 1 has a length of 95.2 km and a total of 58 stations.