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(Spain )ALICANTE-L1

Images kindly supplied by MetroValencia. (Thanks)

section along the coast

Bombardier S4200 car

Vossloh S4100 car
ALICANTE
Alicante region (the most attractive touristic area in the south-eastern part of Spain) has more than 90 km of metric gauge railways (Alicante-Denia route). In years '90s the local transport operator (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Valencia-FGV, that also operates Metro Valencia) decided to upgrade this network, by a massive electification of the tracks and the conversion of single track sections into double track ones, transforming the urban sections in a modern tram system (1999-2003: Alicante-Altea segment).
The diesel trains along Denia-Altea-Alicante route are currently limited to Benidorm, where there's an interchange stop with a tram-train line (Line 1) to Alicante. Line 1 uses both tramway (Luceros-Venta Lanuza) and train (Venta Lanuza-Benidorm) sections.
The network is completed by 3 tramway urban lines (Line 3: Luceros-Venta Lanuza; Line 4: Luceros-Avenida Naciones; Line 4L: Sangueta-Puerta del Mar) which share some sections with Line 1.
Some urban tram route extension are planned (an undergroung section from Luceros to the Railway Station-Nodo Multimedial, a further western extension towards Babel), as well as a second Line 2 (Railway Station/Nodo Multimedial-Saint Vincent del Raspeig) serving the main hospital and the university campus.

www.tram-alicante.com (official site)

description uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011

map created on Jan 29th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
15-08-2003Sangueta-El Campello
10-05-2007Sangueta-Mercado
31-07-2007El Campello-Crueta
02-06-2008Crueta-Benidorm
18-06-2010Mercado-Luceros

CountrySpain
LineTram de Alicante (Line 1)
InhabitantsCity 270.000, District 1.650.000
Date opening2003
Future development:underground extension from Luceros to Nodo Multimodal
Length (km)44
Track sectionson existing metric gauge tracks (40 km)
Stops14, average distance m 3000
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristicslength 80 m
n. of vehicles9
n. of cars per vehicle3
Typesteel wheels bi-directional
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 37.0, width 2.55
Vehicle capacity (pax)209 (92 seated)
Frequency 30'
Current/Voltage750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gaugemetric gauge rails
Speed Km/hComm 48, Max 100
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)1.2/1.2
System capacity--
Ridership--
Total cost--
Staff--
System builderVOSSLOH
ModelS4100
NOTETrain-Tram and DMU units share Denia-Alicante railway route
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011