The Generalitat facilitates the mobility of runners and spectators on Metrovalencia during the Valencia Marathon

9 February, 2024

The Generalitat will facilitate the mobility of runners and spectators on Metrovalencia during the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso 2023, as explained in the meeting held between Generalitat President Carlos Mazón, the Councillor for the Environment, Water, Infrastructure and Territory, Salomé Pradas, and Paco Borao, the president of the Correcaminos Sports Society, the event’s co-organiser.

During the meeting, Carlos Mazón explained the mobility plan drawn up by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat for the day of the race, which aims to facilitate travel and promote the use of public transport before and after the race.

The measures adopted by the Generalitat to support the Marathon include the distribution of 33,000 4-trip travel passes to registered runners, which they will be able to use from 1st to 4th December to travel around Valencia and its metropolitan area, including journeys to the airport. These passes will be handed out together with the race goodie bag.

By facilitating the movement of the thousands of participants and their companions who will travel to Valencia the Generalitat has two goals in mind: to support the event and to promote public transport.

In addition, Metrovalencia stations and stops will host the campaign promoted by the Valencia Marathon to encourage users of these public transport services to form part of the crowd watching the race on Sunday 3rd December. The slogans chosen for the campaign are: Next station: Marathon and 42,195 metres across the city.

Special arrangements by Metrovalencia

The FGV will extend the Metrovalencia service on Sunday 3rd December, so that trains and trams will start running at 6 am in order to facilitate the movement of participants and spectators to the start of the event, scheduled from 8.15 am onwards.

As part of the special arrangements planned by Metrovalencia, Line 10 (Alacant-Natzaret) will have different frequencies depending on the time of day, given that the Hermanos Maristas – Instituto Obrero de València roundabout through which this line passes will be closed until 10 a.m., as it will be occupied by runners who will be leaving the City of Arts and Sciences in the staggered start to the race.

The service between the Alacant and Amado Granell-Montolivet stations will also run from 6 am onwards. As far as Line 4 is concerned, the marathon will mean that from 8.15 am to 11.30 am services will have to be cut between Pont de Fusta-Doctor Lluch, meaning that trams will run only between Mas del Rosari-Vicente Andrés Estellés and Pont de Fusta. Line 8 will not start running until 12.15 pm, when a full service will be restored on all lines.

In addition to the special services on Sunday 3, Metrovalencia has also scheduled stops at Feria Valencia on 1st and 2nd December, where ExpoDeporte will be held, this is the runners’ fair where the race bib, goodie bag and Metrovalencia transport pass will be handed out.

For its part, the metro will also add special trains to the usual Sunday service, in order to facilitate journeys that morning starting at 6 am to facilitate connections with tram Line 10.

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