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Line 5 signalling

01 Jun 2002

VALENCIA regional government in Spain has awarded Dimetronic a €2·8m contract to install signalling, control and telecommunications equipment on the 2·5 km section of metro Line 5 from Alameda to Parque Ayora. Due to open in the spring of 2003, the branch will have intermediate stations at Aragón and Manuel Candela.

Line 5 will eventually run from Parque Ayora to Manises airport, using the Alameda - Mislata-Almassil route currently operated as Line 3. Bids are to be invited next year for building the new Mislata - Manises section, which is expected to carry 5million passengers a year with trains operating every 10 to 12min.