The city is getting ready for its new addition, promising that the new Metrovalencia Line 10 will be as frequent as the other lines.
We already know that the new Metrovalencia line 10 will open in the first quarter of next year, as confirmed by Arcadi Spain, Minister of Territorial Policy, Public Works, and Mobility. However, it has now been announced that the line will be served by 7 trains, with the same frequency as the other lines in Valencia.
The company in charge of the trains, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV), has confirmed that the line L10, which will connect the Alacant station in the barrio Russafa with Natzaret, will be served by seven Bombardier series 4,200 trams. Four of these vehicles will be drawn from Valencia’s current fleet, with the remaining three coming all the way from Alicante (apparently some of the trams are not needed in Alicante since the upgrade of its own network).
Furthermore, FGV will soon begin the contracting process for 22 new trams, which will supplement the current service and ensure future tram extensions planned for both the Metrovalencia and TRAM d’Alacant networks. It is a large project with a budget of more than 130 million euros.
Once the new trams are introduced on Line 10, the frequency of travel should be very similar to that of the rest of the tram network, i.e., between 5 and 10 minutes during peak hours and between 15 and 20 minutes during off-peak hours.
When completed, Metrovalencia Line 10 will connect València’s center with the Ciutat de les Arts I les Ciències area and the Natzaret neighborhood, greatly expanding the Metrovalencia network’s transportation offering. The route is 5.3 kilometers long and includes eight stops, three of which are underground (Calle de Alicante, Reino de València-Russafa, and Amado Granell). The planned works are currently being carried out along the underground section, with the majority of the work concentrated around Alacant station.