The EMT of Valencia starts this Wednesday, June 15, the new night network with 23 daytime lines (4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 60, 62, 67, 70, 72, 73, 81, 93, 99 and C3) that will extend their service throughout the night. With this expansion of the offer, the Municipal Transport Company improves frequencies in the night time slot and increases coverage in neighborhoods and towns of the city and its metropolitan area, offering public night transport service to areas that were previously unavailable.
"With the new network we reach new neighborhoods and towns in Valencia to respond to a neighborhood demand", highlighted the president of the EMT, Giuseppe Grezzi, who explained that this improvement in the network will facilitate a more accessible night transport option and easy to understand, since citizens will be able to move during the night with the same network that they use during the day.
Regarding the new connections in the city, the mayor recalled that the EMT will expand its service to Benimaclet, Campanar, Quatre Carreres or Algirós, and in the towns of Valencia to Forn d'Alcedo, La Torre, Castellar-Oliveral, Poble Nou, Borbotó, Carpesa, Benifaraig, Benimàmet, Beniferri, Les Cases de Bàrcena, Pinedo, El Saler, El Palmar and El Perellonet.
The municipal company will also offer new night connections in the metropolitan area, such as Alboraia, El Perelló, Sedaví, Moncada, Alfara del Patriarca, Tavernes Blanques, Bonrepòs i Mirambell, Almàssera and Vinalesa. "These improvements are possible thanks to the good management of public resources, with the purchase of 348 buses since 2015 and the hiring of more than 400 drivers in that time," said Mobility Councilor Giuseppe Grezzi.
Citizens will be able to try the new night routes for free this Saturday, June 18, starting at 10:00 p.m. throughout the night. To celebrate the launch of the new network, the EMT has also organized a free multi-concert for this Saturday in Plaza del Ayuntamiento, with performances by Ginebras, Pupil les, Novembre Elèctric and DJ Paco Plaza, starting at 7:30 p.m. hours.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15, the new line 23 will also come into operation, creating a new connection for the residents of Forn d'Alcedo, Castellar-El Oliveral and Pinedo. From Pinedo, the buses will enter through Camí del Tremolar, and will go through Ruiz i Comes avenue, Principal street, Glòria street and Camí de les Vaques. From Forn d'Alcedo, you will follow the same route back.
In a complementary manner, the end of line 14 will be optimized to increase regularity and frequency at rush hour between Castellar-L'Oliveral and the center of València. Thus, the line will end its route in Castellar-L'Oliveral, from where the connection with the new line 23 will be facilitated so that users who wish to can easily travel to Pinedo or Forn d'Alcedo.
In parallel, the EMT has launched an extensive information device in different parts of the city, including the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, to explain to the public all these improvements in the night network and the lines that connect Valencia with the towns.