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DESCRIPTION
Alicante region (the most attractive touristic area in the south-eastern part of Spain) has more than 90 km of metric gauge railways (Alicante-Denia route). In years '90s the local transport operator (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Valencia-FGV, which also operates Metro Valencia) decided to upgrade this network, by the conversion of single track sections into double track ones (Luceros-Paradis) and by an extensive electification of the tracks (up to Benidorm). In this way, it was created a new urban tram service from Luceros to El Campello (Line 3) and an express tram-train service from Luceros to Benidorm; the diesel trains service along Denia-Altea-Alicante route currently terminates at Benidorm, where it interchanges with tram-train Line 1.
The whole Alicante tram network was obtained partly by the transformation and re-use of the urban sections of the former Alicante-Denia railway (as said before), and partly by the construction of new tracks. Another line (Line 4) opened in 2007 (with extensions in 2009 and 2010) connecting Luceros to the district of Playa San Juan (part of this line runs as a single-track loop).
Line 2 opened in 2013; it connects city centre (Luceros) to the University and to Sant Vicent del Raspeig suburb.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
15-08-2003Sangueta-El CampelloL1
10-05-2007Sangueta-MercadoL1
02-06-2008El Campello-BenidormL1
18-06-2010Mercado-LucerosL1
18-06-2010Mercado-LucerosL2
04-09-2013MARQ-Sant Vicent del RaspeigL2
15-08-2003Sangueta-El CampelloL3
10-05-2007Sangueta-MercadoL3
31-07-2007El Campello-Venta LanuzaL3
18-06-2010Mercado-LucerosL3
15-06-2007Lucentum-Av. NacionesL4
18-12-2009Av. Naciones-La CorunaL4
18-06-2010Mercado-LucerosL4
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
L1:43.2
L2:9.0
L3:14.1
L4:10.0
Single line stops
L1:20
L2:14
L3:17
L4:18
Single line avg. distance (km)
L1:2.2
L2:0.7
L3:0.9
L4:0.6
Total track length (km)
67
Total network stops
69
Avg. stop net distance (km)
1.0
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
metric gauge rails
Vehicles builder
L1:ALSTOM/VOSSLOH
L2:BOMBARDIER
L3:
L4:
Model
L1,L3:serie 4100
L2,L3,L4:serie 4200 (Flexity Outlook)
Operator
FGV
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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