Valencia opens a metro connection with the City of Arts and Sciences
| 13.05.2022 | 11:13
The city champions sustainable mobility by opening metro line 10, which, for the first time, connects the area of the City of Arts and Sciences with the center. It is also expanding its nighttime bus network to provide 24-hour service.
The new line 10 links areas that, until now, had no connection. Over the course of 5 kilometers and 8 stops, it makes it possible for residents and visitors to move sustainably along some of Valencia's main tourist areas. The line has three underground stops (Alacant (next to Estación del Norte), Russafa and Amado Granell-Montolivet) and five on the surface (Quatre Carreres, Ciutat Arts and Sciències-Justicia, Oceanogràfic, Moreres and Natzaret).
In addition, the Russafa station has two artistic murals, made by Valencian artists, that take up more than 200 square meters on its platforms. The artists are Mr. Simon and Azucena González, who in their work showcase their unique and colorful take on sustainable mobility; and Nero and Unamesa, who in a second mural show sequences of how the Russafa neighborhood has evolved.
For its part, the station of Amado Granell-Montolivet also has a large mural drawn by Paco Roca, and dedicated to the Valencian soldier for whom the stop is named after and who took part in the liberation of Paris during the Second World War.
Expanded nighttime bus network
Likewise, starting in June, the nighttime network of public buses will increase significantly. 23 daytime lines will offer their service at night, including two of the busiest lines: C3 and 99. As a result, Valencia will offer its public bus service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing an alternative and accessible transportation option.
This measure is expected to significantly increase the number of nighttime bus riders, from the current 59,000 to over 158,000. This new nighttime service will cover several neighborhoods and towns in the metropolitan area, such as Benimaclet, Campanar, El Saler and El Palmar.