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The municipalities of Adif and Alfafar and Sedvi will meet on May 3 to “consolidate” the suppression of level crossings

At a meeting to be held on 3 May, “moving forward in the proposed solution from 2021”, which is based on the construction of an underpass pedestrian and diversion, is expected to reach an agreement with the affected associations to suppress the Alfafar level crossing. Adif explained in a statement that the number of vehicles through alternative stages.

In this sense, it is intended by the Public Transport Unit that the solution, “in addition to improving traffic flow in the environment and avoiding breaking barriers due to inappropriate use of vehicles, reduces the acoustic impact of railways approaching a level crossing”. First the “compulsory nature of the use of train whistles” should be abolished, as established by Adif’s General Traffic Regulations for safety reasons.

pedestrian underpass

As pointed out by Adif, the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) had already presented a “proposal” to the mayors of Sedvi and Alfafar to suppress the level crossings in June 2021, and this solution will again be a was proposed at the meeting. The mayor will make progress on this project in January 2023 ”, he explains in a statement.

About this “proposal”, they say that according to the Railway Sector Law and the Royal Decree on Railway Operational Safety and Interoperability, “to carry out this type of action, the approval of the municipalities is necessary, and the cooperation of all parties required from.”

If they confirm that in the proposal, road traffic will be diverted through a nearby and alternative overpass, while pedestrians, bicycles, etc. will be removed. They will use a new pedestrian underpass.

They also ensure that “level crossings can be suppressed in the short term once an agreement has been signed, which establishes the parties’ obligations.”

Adif’s proposal to suppress the level crossing is considered by the city council to consider the solution only for road traffic, while Adif will address the solution for pedestrian traffic and most of the costs.

Adif says this solution ensures railway operations and the safety of citizens and he will have outlined this in meetings held with the municipalities of Sedvi and Alfafar in June 2021 and January 2023.

Adif is confident that this meeting will help to overcome this situation and agree on a solution to this point of the rail network in the Valencian Community.

Concentration for Level Crossing Funerals

Following the horrific incident that claimed the life of a 19-year-old girl, who joined the hundred victims of this level crossing, Alfafar and Sedvi Town Hall have called a rally for this Thursday afternoon.

At the point where the level crossing is located, a crowd of residents from both municipalities has gathered to demand a “solution” to this black point of the railway network, which has claimed the fence’s life over the past 40 years. 100 people.

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