1.5 million people used the Alicante TRAM service during April

Carlos Mazón insists that modernisation work on the L9 tram line between Benidorm and Dénia will provide “a direct, efficient and modern connection”.

The TRAM d’Alacant service transported 1,576,370 people during April, an increase of 9.53% on the same period last year, some 137,155 more passengers. The service operates in the city of Alicante and its surrounding areas, including the single line between Benidorm and Dénia.

Altogether, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV), which includes Metrovalencia and TRAM d’Alacant, saw 10,145,195 trips during April, which represents 22.60% more than the same month in 2023, some 1,870,219 more travellers.

The number of passengers per line during April 2024 was as follows:

  • L1 (Luceros-Benidorm): 323,290
  • L2 (Luceros-San Vicente del Raspeig): 617,843
  • L3 (Luceros-El Campello): 252,472
  • L4 (Luceros-Plaza La Coruña): 187,012
  • L5 (Porta de Mar-Plaza La Coruña): 99,659
  • L9 (Benidorm-Dénia) 96,094

Friday 19th April was the busiest day on the network with 62,601 recorded trips.

In terms of the mount of traffic through stations, Luceros, the main terminal in the city of Alicante, led the way with 261,267 passengers, followed by Mercado (Alicante) with 171,439, and Benidorm with 116,259 trips.

Service Update L9: From April 9th 2024 to September 2nd 2024, improvement works between Olla Altea and Calp stations means that the tram service is closed and the section will be served by bus. Click here for more information.

Line 9 Emergency Work

Carlos Mázon, president of the Generalitat Valenciana, has claimed that the link between Benidorm and Dénia will ‘finally have a direct, efficient and modern connection’ after visiting the work on the Mascarat and Algar bridges and the emergency intervention work on Line 9 to repair damage that was caused by the fire in the Mascarat area. These projects will allow the new, heavier trains to use the line more effectively.

He explained that more than 20 million euros is being invested by the regional government, with the help of funding from the European Union, and that the projects should be completed before the end of the year, providing a better service for citizens of the Marina Alta and Marina Baixa. “It will make it easier for citizens to travel to work as well as enjoy all the options offered by one of the largest tourist and leisure centres in all of Europe,” he said, adding that the population of the two areas – around 400,000 permanent residents – can often reach more than a million during the high season.

The work involves the complete replacement of the Mascarat bridge, built more than a century ago, and a new Algar bridge, the original remaining as a pedestrian walkway. With regards to the emergency work, it involves the removal of trees, analysis of geological risks, the reconstruction of an embankment and drainage infrastructure, and the reduction of erosion on slopes.