The Valencia Metro finally opens its Line 10. The Generalitat Valenciana launches this Tuesday, May 17 -one day later than planned due to the remodeling of the Consell- the new connection that will link the center of the capital of the Turia with the area of the City of Arts and Sciences and the neighborhood of Nazareth.
A milestone for mobility in the city whose works began in 2007, but had to be paralyzed four years later due to lack of budget. The one known at first as T2 was redesigned and the work - at a cost of around 250 million euros - resumed in 2019 with co-financing from the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the Valencian Community. 2014-2020.
A five kilometer route that will combine underground and surface sections, in which the seven convoys -red in color and with a capacity for 275 people-, will have traffic light priority. Its implementation has also led to the change of name of some twenty stops on the network, whose service is free every Sunday until July 31.
Line 10, with a renewed image, has three underground stations, in which decorative murals by renowned artists such as Paco Roca: Alacant, Russafa and Amado Granell-Montolivet have been installed.
The first has two entrances on Calle Segorbe and Avenida Germanies; Russafa, has a single access on the Antiguo Reino de Valencia avenue, next to the Professional Schools of Artisans; while the Amado Granell-Montolivet facilities have two entrances on the avenue itself, at the intersection with Luis Oliag street and at the confluence with Granada street and Plaça Doctor Torrens.
In addition, a pedestrian tunnel has been built that links Alacant station with Bailén station. Travelers, when leaving these Metrovalencia facilities, will be able to walk down the street or through the passage, where they will be able to validate their transport ticket without having any additional trip deducted.
The surface stops are Quatre Carreras, Ciutat de les Arts-Justícia, Oceanogràfic, Moreres and Nazaret. For example, Valencians will be able to get from the center to the City of Justice in eleven minutes and in sixteen to the maritime district, with a frequency of 7.5 minutes to Ciutat Arts i Ciències-Justicia and 15 minutes to Nazareth on working days, which become 10 and 20 minutes, respectively, on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
A project that must be completed with the extension to Grao by the Astilleros Bridge -scheduled for the end of 2025 or the beginning of 2026- and with two new routes. The future Line 11 will connect -through the Avenida del Puerto- with the Grau-Canyamelar stop on Line 6, to finish connecting the network, while Line 12 will end at Hospital La Fe.