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Valenciaport expects railway line improves to drive traffic from north Spain


Improvements to the Valencia-Teruel-Sagunto-Valencia railway line are progressing steadily to drive more traffic from north Spain to Valenciaport.

Valenciaport accounts for 41% of the import/export activity of the Spanish port system and is the leading port in terms of container movement. It is because of this that the port aspires to have a greater presence in the northern areas that move traffic to the east.

“The improvement of this line is strategic for Valenciaport and Spanish economic activity, as it will make it easier to attract freight traffic from the north of Spain to its eastern exit from the Port of Valencia,” said Aurelio Martínez, President of the Port Authority of Valencia.

“This route linking Valencia with Teruel and Zaragoza is fundamental, which is why Valenciaport has been committed to it from the very first minute, as it connects very dynamic centres of growth in the Spanish economy, which will attract goods traffic from these parts of Spain through the Port of Valencia.

“An infrastructure that in the coming years, if the demand for traffic from Valencia to Zaragoza and the north, and vice versa, continues to increase, will make it necessary to consider the double track.”

The commitment to the railway began in 2017 and the work being carried out has led traffic to grow in an upward line, according to Martínez. “We are very pleased to promote this line and now we want it to be completed as soon as possible,” he added.

This is demonstrated in the works on the Zaragoza-Teruel-Valencia line of the Cantabrian-Mediterranean axis, as well as the 750-metre-long sidings at stations located in Aragon and the Valencian community.

PTI recently spoke to Josep-Sanz Argent, Project Manager of the H2Ports Project and Member of the Innovation and Port Cluster Development Team of Fundación Valenciaport, in the debut instalment of PTI’s ‘In concertation with’ series.

Sanz-Argent delved into his predictions for how the port will look in the future, dedicated to meeting the aims of its ‘Valencia 2030, Zero Emissions’ initiative.