The objective of this new infrastructure is to provide a connection with the Mediterranean Corridor and direct train access to the Port, improving the times and performance of freight traffic.
In this sense, Adif has put out to tender, for an amount of 123,560,589.94 euros and a completion period of 30 months, the execution of the construction works of the platform construction project of the first section of this new southern rail access to the Port, which has an approximate length of 4.69 km.
With the execution of the platform works of this first section, the railway connection of the Valencia-Barcelona line (belonging to the Mediterranean Corridor), between the stations of Almassora and Castellón, with the Port of Castellón will be materialized, which will increase traffic and offer a more competitive and sustainable transport alternative than the current one.
The works include the construction of a new railway platform, clearing, drainage, concrete frames to save crossings, replacements, and complementary works.
The New Southern Railway Access, exclusively for freight trains, has a total length of 8.3 km on a single track and mixed gauge, divided into two sections, connecting the tracks of the Mediterranean Corridor and the port facilities of Castellón.
The construction of this branch line is a decisive step towards ensuring that the port infrastructure has the necessary conditions to facilitate the entry of goods by train into the port area without the constraints of length and load as has been the case until now, making this traffic more competitive.