Friday 30th July 2021 – XÀBIA AL DÍA with Mike Smith
The regional secretary for Territorial Policy, Arcadi España, has announced details about the expansion plans for the network of ‘Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV)’ as well as taking the opportunity to review the massive project that the company has underway to modernize the entire L9 line, the “poor little sister” of the entire network that is managed by the regional government.
Speaking in Alicante, she explained that “the modernization and comprehensive renovation of Line 9 (Benidorm-Dénia) is currently being carried out, which, once completed in the coming years, will have involved an investment of more than 150 million euros and will allow the recovery of a fundamental connection for the residents of the Marina Alta and the Marina Baixa and for all the citizens of the Valencian Community“.
The regional secretary also explained that one of the commitments made by the Generalitat Valenciana at the Benassal-Albocàsser Government Seminar held last weekend is to complete the penultimate section of Line 9 between September and October so that by the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022, FGV can begin providing a service between Teulada and Gata de Gorgos. And then complete the final section to Dénia by 2023.
FGV Line 9 was closed in June 2016 and replaced by a bus service whilst the regional government formulated a plan to replace the tracks for different sections: Benidorm-Altea, Altea-Calp, Calp-Teulada, Teulada-Gata de Gorgos and Gata de Gorgos-Denia.