The plenary session of the Consell has authorized Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) to begin the bidding process for the renovation project and infrastructure conditioning of the 9 Line (Benidorm-Dénia) in the section between the Teulada and Gata stations of Gorgos.
The project has an initial tender budget of 18.031.126,08 euros, VAT included, and an execution period of 12 months. This section has about six kilometers of travel.
In turn, FGV has already completed the bidding process for the actions corresponding to the section between Gata de Gorgos and Dénia, with an investment of 18.827.950, 79 euros and an initial intervention period of 11,5 months.
The renewal of the track of these sections will allow the completion of the renovation work planned in the entire 9 Line. This action is part of the different technical initiatives that the Generalitat is carrying out, through FGV, in the Benidorm-Dénia connection and whose objective is to maintain and improve the operating conditions, guaranteeing the regularity and quality of the service with similar standards to the rest of the FGV network in Alicante.
Among the actions already underway or in administrative processing and those planned for the next few years, the Generalitat's investment in the 9 Line of the Alicante TRAM amounts to more than 130 million euros.
These actions allow to improve the safety conditions, favor the user's comfort, the durability of the road and the reduction of maintenance. In addition, the planned work includes the installation of the new signaling and communications systems.
This action aims to achieve a comprehensive renovation and modernization of this section of the 9 Line, as well as between Gata de Gorgos and Dénia. The state of a good part of the infrastructure of this section, especially embankments, drainage and the slopes require consolidation actions. Also, the track superstructure needs a renewal of rail, crossbar and ballast.
In parallel to these actions, FGV has already awarded the acquisition of the supply of sleepers and rails for the renovation of these two sections. The public company has thus made the purchase of 19.000 cross ties of metric monobloc concrete widths in the amount of 1.643.785 euros, VAT included, and 30.600 linear meters of rail, with a cost of 1.443.572,77 euros, also with the aforementioned tax included.