The engineering company Prointec, a subsidiary of the Indra group, will be responsible for preparing the study that will determine how the Alicante-Elche airport connects with the future Torrellano variant of the Cercanías network. The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma), formerly known as the Ministry of Development, has formalised the contract with Prointec for 387,000 euros, as explained by the Government in a statement.
The Torrellano variant will allow the El Altet airport to be connected via rail lines, the only one in Europe in its category that does not have this type of connection, and will also remove the tracks from the coast currently used by the trains of the network of Cercanías between Alicante and Murcia to stop at the halt of San Gabriel, with reversal of the march included.
The study will analyse all possible alternatives to realise this project, looking for the optimal position and analysing the possibility of building a new stop. In addition, the contract will be developed in three phases: feasibility study, definition of alternatives and submission to the hearing process and public information until final approval.