Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla railway station

Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla railway station is a railway station in Valencia, Spain, opened in 2010. Along with Estació del Nord, it is a city centre terminus station, primarily serving AVE high-speed rail services, with Estació del Nord serving all other passenger rail traffic.

Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla
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Station exterior
Owned byAdif
Operated byRenfe
Line(s)Madrid–Levante high-speed rail network
History
Opened2010
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
20183,976,488[1]

HistoryEdit

The station was inaugurated in 2010 along with the high-speed railway from Madrid to Valencia. It was named after painter Joaquín Sorolla who was born in the city.[2]

ServicesEdit

Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla station primarily serves AVE trains to Madrid Atocha and Seville-Santa Justa via Requena-Utiel, with some continuing to Castelló de la Plana.

Alvia trains call at the station on the Oropesa del Mar to Gijón service, as do Euromed services between Alicante and Barcelona França. Intercity trains also operate from Madrid to Gandia via Joaquín Sorolla.

The nearest Metrovalencia station is Jesús.

Preceding station   Renfe Operadora   Following station
AVETerminus
AVE
Terminus
AVETerminus
Alvia
toward Vinaròs
toward Gijón
Alvia
EuromedTerminus
Euromed
Terminus
Cuenca-Fernando Zóbel
toward Madrid Puerta de Atocha
  Intercity   Sagunt
toward Vinaròs
  Intercity   Cullera
toward Gandía

FutureEdit

A new Valencia Central Station will be built that eventually replaces the existing Valencia North and Joaquín Sorolla stations. It will be 12 tracks wide in 2 subterranean levels.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adif - Información de estaciones - Valencia Joaquín Sorolla - Alta velocidad". ADIF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Train Station". www.renfe-sncf.com. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  3. ^ Nueva estación Central de Valencia