Valencian Government announces new public transport routes

The Valencian Government is setting up a new public transport service that would connect residents here in the Vega Baja with the AVE (High Speed Train) in Elche and Alicante. It has announced there will be a minimum of 10 buses making about 53 trips per day.

The CV-213 Orihuela-Alicante will serve an area with about 900,000 inhabitants connecting the principal places in the Vega Baja with the urban areas of Elche and Alicante.

The proposal includes seven lines which would ensure there are direct and practical connections with the principal transport hubs and places, replacing the existing bus services and adding new ones.

Line 1 Orihuela-Alacant (direct) will provide an express service between Orihuela and Alicante stations. There will also be direct connections with places like the AVE stations, Elche-Crevillente, the airport and Alicante University.

En este sentido, la línea 1 Orihuela-Alacant (directa), proporciona un servicio express por vía rápida entre las estaciones de Orihuela y Alicante. Del mismo modo, se aseguran las conexiones directas con nodos de transporte y centros atractores de referencia, como las estaciones de AVE y Elche-Crevillente, el Aeropuerto y la Universidad de Alicante.

Line 2 will connect the airport with towns like Orihuela, Callosa de Segura, Albatera and Crevillente, which at the moment have no direct service.

There will also be buses to the university for the first time from places like Redován, Callosa de Segura, Cox, Granja de Rocamora and Albatera.

Lastly, lines 5 and 6 would offer daily connections to the capital and its metropolitan surroundings to small towns with less than 10,000 inhabitants like Bigastro, Jacarilla, Algorfa, Benejúzar, Benijófar, Los Montesinos, San Miguel de Salinas, Catral and Dolores.