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DESCRIPTION
Valencia metro derives from a former regional narrow-gauge railway network (the so-called "El Trenet de Valencia", opened in 1888); in years '80 s it was decided to connect two of the northern railways lines with the one in the south by a tunnel passing through the city centre, in order to introduce a properly said metro service in this portion of network.
The first metro section (Betera/Lliria-Empalme-Hospital-Villanueva de Castellon) shared by Line 1 and Line 2) opened in 1988 linking (as said before) the existing northern and southern railways tracks with a new urban metro segment (Empalme-Torrent, including a tunnel between Empalme and S. Isidre). This first section was extended in 2004 with a soth-western branch (Torrent-Torrent Avinguda, belonging to Line 2).
The first section of Line 3 (currently shared with Line 9, that was introduced in 2015) opened in 1995 (Alameda-Alboraya Palmaret-Rafelbunyol, along an elder regional railway alignment to Rafelbunyol). Lines 3 and 9 were extended in 1998 (Alameda-Avenida del Cid), 1999 (Avenida del Cid-Mislata Almassil) and 2007 (Mislata Almassil-Airport). The common section of Lines 3/9 branches at Rosas towards the Airport (Line 3) and towards Riba roja de Turia (Rosas-Riba roja de Turia extension was opened in 2015, belonging to Line 9).
Line 5 shares part of the track with Line 3 (Aeroport-Alameda, see above); its eastern section was extended in in 2003 (Alameda-Ayora) and 2007 (Ayora-Maritim Serreria).
Line 7 (introduced in 2015) runs from Torrent Avinguda to Maritim Serreria, sharing part of its track with Lines 1/2 (Torrent-Alameda) and Line 5 (Alameda-Maritim Serreria).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
08-10-1988Betera/Lliria-Empalme-Hospital-Villanueva de CastellonLine 1
08-10-1988Betera/Lliria-Empalme-Hospital-Villanueva de CastellonLine 2
22-09-2004Torrent-Torrent AvingudaLine 2
15-05-2001Benimemet and Les Carolines-Fira stops putted undergroundLine 2
05-05-1995Alameda-Palmaret-RafelbunyolLine 3
16-09-1998Alameda-Av. del Cid/Jesus-TorrentLine 3
20-05-1999Av. del Cid-Mislata AlmassilLine 3
18-04-2007Mislata Almassil-AeroportLine 3
12-12-2010Alboraya-Peris Arago and Alboraya-Palmaret stops putted undergroundLine 3
16-09-1998Alameda-Av. del Cid/Jesus-TorrentLine 5
20-05-1999Av. del Cid-Mislata AlmassilLine 5
30-04-2003Alameda-AyoraLine 5
02-04-2007Ayora-Maritim SerreríaLine 5
18-04-2007Mislata Almassil-AeroportLine 5
22-09-2004Torrent-Torrent AvingudaLine 7
30-04-2003Alameda-AyoraLine 7
03-10-2005Bailen intermediate stopLine 7
02-04-2007Ayora-Maritim SerreríaLine 7
05-05-1995Alameda-Palmaret-RafelbunyolLine 9
16-09-1998Alameda-Av. del Cid/Jesus-TorrentLine 9
20-05-1999Av. del Cid-Mislata AlmassilLine 9
12-12-2010Alboraya-Peris Arago and Alboraya-Palmaret stops putted undergroundLine 9
06-03-2015Rosas-Riba roja de TuriaLine 9
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
Line 1:70.4
Line 2:39.5
Line 3:24.7
Line 5:13.0
Line 7:15.5
Line 9:23.4
Single line stops
Line 1:40
Line 2:33
Line 3:27
Line 5:18
Line 7:16
Line 9:22
Single line avg. distance (km)
Line 1:1.85
Line 2:1.2
Line 3:1.0
Line 5:0.8
Line 7:1.0
Line 9:1.2
Total track length (km)
85.7
Total network stops
75
Avg. stop net distance (km)
1.15
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750/1500 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
metric gauge rails (1000 mm)
Vehicles builder
Line 1,Line 2,Line 7,Line 9:VOSSLOH
Line 3,Line 5:ALSTOM
Model
Line 1,Line 2,Line 7,Line 9:S4300
Line 3,Line 5:S4900
Operator
FERROCARRILS DE LA GENERALITAT VALENCIANA
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