VALENCIAN Government Railways (FGV) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa and Lantania a contract to renovate the 50km section of Valencia Metro Line 1 from Valencia Sud to Villanueva de Castellón.

The renovation includes the replacements of 45 points, including the point motors, and the modification of the interlocking and centralised traffic control system due to changes in track configurations at some stations. 14,374 monobloc prestressed concrete sleepers will be installed, along with 24,932m3 of ballast.

The contract also includes the renovation of several branches, including the 3.6km Paiporta - Torrent and the 1.88km Espioca - Almaguer sections. Pedestrian and road level crossings will also be improved.