Development opts for rail access south through the center to the Port of Castellón after assessing the various submissions to the study report . This was confirmed the last October 1 the Councillor for Infrastructure, Planning and Environment , Isabel Bonig , after meeting with the Director General of Railways, Ministry , Miguel Pozo , to address the different actions Development has planned to carry out in the railway for the development of Valencia.
The meeting discussed the new access to the Port of Castellón , the development of supporting logistics nodes along the ports of Castellon , Sagunto , Valencia and Alicante and progress for the European wide implementation of the Mediterranean Corridor .
About the new rail access to the Port of Castellón , Bonig Development announced that it would prefer the southern access through the center , the project “which had a more immediate execution and was supported by the Department with the consent of the County and the municipalities affected ” . It also reiterated that the Councillor has to develop a whole administrative process prior to tendering the choice but maintaining the commitment that in 2015 , the Port of Castellón is connected to the European rail width .
Also at the meeting studied the development of logistics nodes support Valencian ports located on the Mediterranean Corridor , Valencia – Fuente de San Luis , Alicante , Castellón Sagunto .
“Ultimately, it is the development of infrastructure that will serve to energize and consolidate freight logistics and port activities of Valencia ,” said the Councillor , ” both from the Consell Development as we work to advance the Corridor Mediterranean and intermodality be necessary to achieve its goal of making Valencia in the south gate of Europe ” .
In fact , he said ” one of the items that has been growing is destined to railways with 327 million euros, up 27.66 % from previous budgets .” In this sense , the Councillor said investments and Mediterranean Corridor High Speed lines , ” which had a 190 million euro budget from 2013 to 266 million in next year’s accounts .”
On investment of 232.4 million for the Mediterranean corridor , said Bonig is a definitive commitment by central government basic infrastructure and fundamental to Valencia and for Spain .
For the Councillor , ” we have moved from project budgets and realities in this way in 2015 , the ports of Castellon and Valencia will be connected with European gauge and Alicante in 2016 . Moreover, the AVE to Castellon come in 2015.” Also said that they are meeting the deadlines established for the development ” of infrastructure so important for the whole Region as Corridor , which will be the engine of our economy to be such as our front door Mediterranean southern Europe .”
Source : The Journal of the port