Spanish government splashes €17.5 million in Port of Sagunto’s inner rail network

Spanish Government invests $19.2 million in Port of Sagunto's inner rail network

The Spanish Council of Ministers has sanctioned the awarding of a contract for the construction of the Port of Sagunto’s inner rail network, with an anticipated cost of €17.5 million ($19.2 million).

The Spanish Council of Ministers authorisation came at the proposal of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma).

The port’s inner rail network is expected to be completed in 11 months.

The project, which will be financed with European CEF funds, includes the design of an Intermodal Goods Facility, with a yard for containers and another for vehicles:

  • The Container Beach will be built in part on an unpaved landfill area and will have a useable length of 750 metres, oriented in a South-North direction, respecting the existing ditch and allowing for future extension of the access road to the Port of Sagunto’s southern sector.
  • Various versions have been explored in order to carry out the design of the Vehicle Beach, taking into account that they must be capable of admitting trains of 750 metres in length and have a service road to the terminal that also connects the beach to the quay.

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This project is part of the strategy of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) in terms of rail traffic, which includes investments of more than €240 million ($264 million) and is associated with the plan to decarbonise the activity and fight against climate change.

According to PAV, the short-term goal of this plan is to enhance the usage of the railway in freight traffic coming and departing from Valenciaport.

In this regard, investments are being undertaken, such as this one in the Port of Sagunto, to capitalise on the synergy between marine and rail transport, with the goal of increasing competitiveness and contributing to CO2 emissions reduction.

In February 2022, the PAV approved the concession of a space in the Port of Sagunto to drafting company, ZELEROS, to carry out a pilot for its hyperloop transport system.

Over a year later, ADIF, Puertos del Estado, and PAV leaders visited railway links that will connect the Port of Sagunto with the Mediterranean Corridor.

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