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(Spain )ALICANTE-L3

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.

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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-Venta Lanuza
18-06-2010Mercado-Luceros

CountrySpain
LineLine 3
InhabitantsCity 270.000, District 1.650.000
Date opening2007
Future development:underground extension from Luceros to Nodo Multimodal/railway station
Length (km)23
Track sectionsmostly on existing metric gauge tracks (23 km)
Stops21, average distance m 1100
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristicslength 80 m
n. of vehiclesS4100: 9; S4200: 11
n. of cars per vehicle3
Typesteel wheels bi-directional
Vehicle dimensions (m)S4100: length 37.0, width 2.55; S4200: length 32.4, width --
Vehicle capacity (pax)S4100: 315; S4200: 277
Frequency 13'/30'
Current/Voltage750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gaugemetric gauge rails
Speed Km/hComm 36, Max 70 (S4200)/90 (S4100)
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)--
System capacity--
Ridership--
Total cost--
Staff--
System builderVOSSLOH, BOMBARDIER
ModelVOSSLOH: S4100; BOMBARDIER: S4200
NOTES4100 vehicles in common with Line 1; S4200 vehicles in common with Line 4, Linea 4L
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011